As the 19th century ended, the great aristocratic families of the UK began to struggle. A number disappeared, ruined by their expensive lifestyles, and the depression in agriculture - an estate's lifeblood - while others clung on for dear life.
Societal opinion was shifting, with the
DNA testing in Russia has proved that bones found in mineshafts in 1976 are in fact the bodies of the murdered Emperor Nicholas II and his Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna.
Last month, The Crown Chronicles reported on the exhuming of human remains, as the Church wanted confirmation the remains belonged to
Almost 2/3 of the way through their trip Down Under, Prince Charles and Camilla spent the day in Sydney.
In Martin Place, the Royal couple gave a walkabout, and The Prince of Wales was treated to a rendition of Happy Birthday prior to his birthday on Saturday.
Princess Anne has written the foreword for a new book about lighthouses, revealing her passion for them and their conservation.
Anne, 65, is patron of the Northern Lighthouse Board and a lighthouse "bagger" - someone who aims to 'collect' visits to lighthouses, and photo them, so
Princess Michael of Kent has asked critically acclaimed creator of Downton Abbey to write her historical books into TV dramas.
"I want Julian [Fellowes] to make this series of books into one drama," she tells Sebastian Shakespeare at the launch of her latest book, Quicksilver.
At a reception at St James's Palace last night, Prince Harry rallied for plight of injured veterans.
There for the Endeavour Fund, which works closely with the Royal Foundation - William, Catherine and Harry's charitable vehicle - Harry spoke of the amazing impact it has had on
Today, Prince Charles and Camilla marked Remembrance Day in Canberra, on the Austrlian part of their tour Down Under.
The Prince and The Duchess visited the Australian War Memorial, and laid a wreath at the foot of the Stone of Remembrance on a rainy day. They
To mark his 67th birthday, Prince Charles has written an article in support of British farmers for Country Life magazine.
The Prince of Wales is a passionate supporter of farms and homegrown crops, and speaks of the tough economic climate for the agricultural sector, and calls
In the early hours of this morning, The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall left New Zealand for Australia, to continue their tour Down Under. Charles met an old acquaintance and the couple tried port as old as themselves.
One final engagement in New Zealand
In an interview with The Telegraph, Zara Phillips has spoken of her equestrian dreams and how being a mother has made her even more determined to achieve those goals.
[caption id="attachment_4532" align="aligncenter" width="747"] Zara Tindall speaks of motherhood and her competing dreams. Here with husband Mike
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall met the Maori royalty and commemorated Remembrance Sunday on day five of the Royal visit to New Zealand.
At Turangawaewae marae, near the riverside residence of Kiingi Tuheitia, seen as a unifying leader of New Zealand's Maori
The Royal Diary on The Crown Chronicles is here to keep you informed of the latest Royal engagements carried out by the Royal Family.
What engagements will the Royal Family carry out this week?
[caption id="attachment_4511" align="aligncenter" width="747"] This week's Royal engagements. (Michael Garnett)[/caption]
9th November 2015:
The stunning Koh-i-Noor diamond could be stripped from the Crown Jewels and returned to India, if a newly launched legal battle is successful.
British lawyers instructed by the 'Mountain of Light' group (the translation of Koh-i-Noor) are attempting to return to gem to its original home.
Today, The Queen was joined by King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands at the Cenotaph for the traditional Remembrance Sunday ceremony.
[caption id="attachment_4490" align="aligncenter" width="560"] The Queen and King Willem Alexander arrive at the Remembrance Sunday service at The Cenotaph. Picture by Stephen Lock / i-Images[/caption]
The chrysanthemum brooch is in the form of such a flower. Deep blue sapphires form the flower's centre and diamonds the petals. It was a gift to Princess Elizabeth in 1946 for launching the British Princess oil tanker from Sir James Laing & Sons Limited
The Queen has praised the Ministry of Defence for finding the remains of her uncle, Captain Fergus Bowes-Lyon, who was killed at the Battle of Loos.
Yesterday, visiting the MoD's Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre, Her Majesty spoke of the work still underway to find and identify
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall met the victorious New Zealand Rugby team yesterday, as they arrived home following their success at the Rugby World Cup.
In a surprise engagement, Charles and Camilla congratlated the victorious team on the third day of their tour
This morning, The Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Harry opened the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey, ahead of Remembrance Sunday.
The grandfather and grandson arrived shortly before 11am to lay wreaths in the area around the abbey, which has opened up to the public each