Seen as two of the most authoritative Monarchical symbols, the orb and sceptre are used at the coronation of each new Sovereign, full of symbolism and power. But why are they used and what do they mean?
[caption id="attachment_8641" align="aligncenter" width="597"] The Queens coronation portrait shows
While there was little Royal presence in Rio this Olympics, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, has sent her best wishes to the women's hockey team ahead of their gold medal clash with the Netherlands this evening.
In a personal video, filmed in the hills just behind Balmoral
New photos have been released by the Norwegian Court to celebrate Crown Princess Mette-Marit's 43rd birthday, which she celebrates today.
[caption id="attachment_8653" align="aligncenter" width="747"] Crown Princess Mette-Marit's 43rd birthday is celebrated with new photos (Jørgen Gomnæs/Royal Court)[/caption]
A set of four new images have been shared on
Continuing from Jennie Jerome, Lady Ranolph Churchill's story
Nonsuch Palace was perhaps Henry VIII's greatest architectural achievement, and yet few people know about one of the most stunning Tudor Palaces since it no longer stands today.
Located near Epsom and Ewell, the palace was created in 1538 to rival the French King's Château de
Team GB's first gold medal of the Rio 2016 Olympics was won by Adam Peaty in pool, and the 21-year-old says that his medal was for Queen and country.
The breaststroke swimmer from Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, is the first Brit to win a gold in swimming since Adrian
In an address to his people earlier today, ageing Japanese Emperor Akihito has hinted at his wish to abdicate because he fears 'it may become difficult' to carry out his duties.
Akihito, now 82, is currently being treated for prostate cancer, and recently underwent heart surgery. "I
The Norwegian Court has today announced that Princess Märtha Louise and her husband, Ari Behn, are to start divorce proceedings.
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The announcement comes after 14 years of marriage, and three children. Märtha Louise and Ari said their vows at Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim in May
Sophie, Countess of Wessex has given a video update of her progress as she continues training for the 445-mile bike ride she is completing for The Duke of Edinburgh' Award Diamond Challenge.
[caption id="attachment_8524" align="aligncenter" width="747"] Sophie, Countess of Wessex, is still in training for her
The Romanian Court has announced the death of Her Majesty, Queen Anne today.
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Having lived in exile with her husband King Michael for decades, Anne had been in the Hospital in Morges, Switzerland. Her daughters, Crown Princess Margareta, Princess Elena,
Princess Alexandra yesterday awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal - the animal equivalent of a Victoria Cross - to a horse which served in the Korean War of the 1950s, saving many lives in the line of duty.
Sgt Reckless was a US Marine Corps war horse,
Perhaps one of the most famous naval victories in English history, and certainly a famous moment of Elizabeth I's reign, was the defeat of the Spanish Armada, which took place today in 1588. But was it that great a victory?
Background to invasion: The relationship between England
William and Kate, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will be travelling to Canada later this year for their second Royal visit to the Commonwealth nation.
[caption id="attachment_8455" align="aligncenter" width="747"] William and Kate will visit Canada later this year (Heather)[/caption]
The Royal couple accepted the Canadian Government's
Kensington Palace has announced that Prince Harry will spend the next few weeks working on front-line conservation projects in southern Africa, much like he did last summer.
[caption id="attachment_5161" align="aligncenter" width="747"] Harry will spend more time in Africa on conservation projects, this picture from his last
In a shocking slur of an attack on the Royal Family, a woman from the British Council has said Prince George lives on 'public money' and under 'white privilege'.
[caption id="attachment_8361" align="aligncenter" width="962"] Prince George has been personally attacked for 'white privilege'. (Matt/PA)[/caption]
Angela Gibbins, who is
Princess Madeleine of Sweden's husband, Chris O'Neill has spoken of his disappointment and concern at the recent vote for Britain to leave the European Union, also known as 'Brexit', and also revealed a little of his children's personalities.
Chris, 42, spoke to Expressen on both topics. The
Hosting a BBQ to help get people to open up about their struggles, Prince Harry revealed that he struggled in the years following his mother's death, and he regrets not speaking about it.
[caption id="attachment_8423" align="aligncenter" width="611"] Prince Harry chats with Iwan Thomas about his struggles