Valentine’s Day was especially happy for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, also known as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The devoted couple chose 14 February to announce that they’re ‘overjoyed to be expecting their second child’, as their spokesperson emphasised. The baby will be a sibling for their son Archie and eighth in line to the throne. Continue reading “Why Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Is Increasingly in the Royal Spotlight”
You’ll no doubt have heard that Britain has become the first country in the West to authorise the use of a COVID-19 vaccine. This hugely significant announcement brings hope to millions.
What you may not know is that this isn’t the first time Britain has been at the forefront of Western efforts to immunise people against a life-threatening virus. The 18th century aristocrat Lady Mary Wortley Montagu revolutionised Western medicine when she brought smallpox immunisation to Britain. The story of how this inquisitive noblewoman became a medical pioneer is fascinating.Continue reading “The British Aristocrat Who Helped to Conquer the Deadly Smallpox Virus”
In an elegant sitting room, an elderly couple admires a wedding anniversary card made by young relatives. This charming scene could be played out by long-married couples across Britain, but its protagonists are in fact the most regal husband and wife in the country.
The Queen and Prince Philip’s 2020 anniversary photo was taken at Windsor Castle shortly before 20 November, the date they celebrated 73 years of marriage. The eye-catching card in Prince Philip’s hands was created by three of the couple’s great-grandchildren: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. The delight on the faces of the monarch and her consort is clear to see.