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The Rise and Fall of King Juan Carlos I: A True Royalty Original

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 27, 2020 6:37:06 PM

We are proud to present our latest original documentary, tracing the history of King Juan Carlos I of Spain's tumultuous rise to power and his scandalous fall from grace. Premiering on October 23, this True Royalty original features the first-ever on-camera interview with the King’s former mistress Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, who accuses the Spanish Royal Family of being responsible for a pre-planned smear campaign amounting to “intrusion, surveillance, harassment and abusive behaviour”.

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Topics: international royals, Spanish King

The Relevance of the Royal Family in the Modern World

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 26, 2020 4:43:12 PM

 

 

The British Royal Family is one of the world’s oldest monarchies, steeped in hundreds of years of closely-guarded tradition, bloodlines and – during some periods – bloodshed.

But the British monarchy is distinctly unusual in having thrived during the 20th and 21st centuries – when so many others have fallen by the wayside – to become one of the most respected and celebrated families in the world. The British Royals quite literally and deliberately reinvented themselves to remain relevant.

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Topics: True Royalty, Monarchy, Jessica Fellowes

Meet the Director – Meghan and Harry: The First 100 Days

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 26, 2020 4:41:24 PM

 

True Royalty has launched its first original Meghan and Harry: The First 100 Days – a fascinating window into the extraordinary world of the Royal Family’s most dynamic couple as they embark on their new life together.

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Ten facts you never knew about the Queen

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 26, 2020 4:38:37 PM

 

Few public figures have been subject to more speculation about their private life than the Queen, but we believe it’s possible to get a strong sense of her personality without having to seek out scandal or hearsay – as these ten carefully-curated facts will attest.

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The Changing Role of the British Princess

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 26, 2020 4:37:14 PM

 

If every girl dreams at one time of being a princess, then it must be true that a few of those dreamers have walked down the aisle of an English cathedral pinching themselves. True Royalty TV’Meghan and Harry: The First 100 Days showed how the public is now being given two versions of princesshood: the Meghan and the Catherine, the dynamic partner in public life or supportive queen-in-waiting.

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The Prince Harry Collection

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 26, 2020 4:34:27 PM

 

It’s been quite a year for Prince Harry and with his 34th birthday we thought we’d celebrate his life at True Royalty with a curated collection of the best and most insightful documentaries about the charismatic prince. Here are five of our favourites.

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Topics: Meghan Markle, Prince Harry

The Truth Behind Queen Victoria’s Reign and Empire

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 26, 2020 4:32:03 PM

 

While Elizabeth II is the longest reigning monarch in British history with an incredible 66 years at the helm, let us not forget that Queen Victoria held the record previously at 63 years, seven months and two days. In fact, today, 23rd September, marks the anniversary of the day Victoria beat George III’s record of 59 years and 96 days.

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The Truth Behind…Royal Babies

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 26, 2020 4:30:47 PM

 

The birth of a Royal Baby is an almost magical moment; not only does it herald a new branch on one of the world’s most distinguished family trees, but it allows the world to bask in the optimistic glow of a truly historic occasion.

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Pampered Pooches: A Brief History of Royal Dogs

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 26, 2020 4:29:24 PM

 

From bears and hippos, to crocodiles and crows, the royals have always been surrounded by animals both exotic and homely.

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Royal News Round Up: 28th September

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 26, 2020 4:27:56 PM

 

In the first of our new weekly round-up series we bring together our favourite royal news stories that have taken place in the last seven days. This week we look at the breaking of royal protocol and a historical moment when it comes to matters of the heart.

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Royal News Round Up: 5th October

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 26, 2020 4:26:37 PM

 

From closer to home to further afield, the royals have been out and about in the last seven days. This week we look at how Prince William broke royal protocol on his African tour, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s visit to their namesake and the announcement of a musical about Diana.

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Pick of the Week: Princess Margaret – Her Real Life Story

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 26, 2020 4:25:09 PM

 

In the first of our new series where we go behind the scenes of some of our favourite royal documentaries, we shine a light on Princess Margaret: Her Real Life Story.

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“I am the bubbly smiler but behind my smiles I have been frightened and hurting”

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 26, 2020 4:23:30 PM

 

“There’s nothing better than being able to share your experiences, and ask for advice from someone who has actually been through it, rather than a complete stranger or someone who doesn’t actually get what you’ve been through.” Prince Harry

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Topics: Best Beginnings, World Mental Health Day

Relive Princess Eugenie’s big day on True Royalty with an exclusive guide from inside the chapel

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 26, 2020 4:20:00 PM

 

True Royalty’s Editor-in-Chief, Nick Bullen, is the man responsible for broadcasting the royal wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank to the world. But if you can’t watch it live, True Royalty will be playing the full three-hour special on demand from Friday evening onwards.

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Five of the Best: The History of the Royal Wedding

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 26, 2020 4:18:44 PM

 

It’s only been five months since the wedding of the year but on Friday 12th October, Princess Eugenie will walk down the same aisle as Meghan did in May. And in preparation of this eagerly anticipated event, we take a look back at some of the most iconic royal weddings that captured the public’s imagination.

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Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 26, 2020 4:15:51 PM

 

British royal brides never fail to put on a true wedding extravaganza: walking elegantly down the aisle as if it were a royal catwalk, coated in the finest jewels and flaunting jaw-dropping dresses. Another thing you can be sure of is that they will be following the marital tradition of ‘something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.’ With its origins from Victorian times, each something is said to grace the bride with luck on her wedding day.

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Everything you need to know about Princess Eugenie

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 26, 2020 4:14:21 PM

 

On Friday, 12th October 2018, Princess Eugenie married Mr. Jack Brooksbank. But if you’re not entirely sure how the bride-to-be fits into the wider royal family, fear not – below we explain exactly who Princess Eugenie is and where she sits on the royal family tree.

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Pick of the Week: Last Party at the Palace

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 26, 2020 4:13:17 PM

 

In the second of our new series, Pick of the Week, where we go behind the scenes of some of our favourite royal documentaries, BAFTA-winning filmmaker and Editor-in-Chief at True Royalty, Nick Bullen, explains why you simply have to watch Last Party at the Palace.

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Royal Baby Traditions and the Times They’ve Been Broken

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 26, 2020 4:11:43 PM

 

Royal baby fever is truly underway – not only has Pippa Middleton just had a child, which makes the Duchess of Cambridge an auntie, but Meghan and Harry are expecting their first child in the spring of next year.

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Royal Style Icons: Through the Eyes of Hugo Taylor

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 26, 2020 4:10:21 PM

 

The look of the Royals has changed over the course of history; from the domineering power projected by Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, to the preening extravagance of George IV, to the aspirational elegance of the House of Windsor and today’s Queen Elizabeth II.

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Royal News Round Up: 19th October

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 26, 2020 4:08:39 PM

 

News that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child sent the media into a royal baby frenzy. This coupled with the fact they have embarked on their first tour together has meant they’ve remained very much in the limelight. Back home, senior royals have been remembering old heroes and meeting new ones.

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Pick of the Week – Meghan and Harry: The First 100 Days

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 26, 2020 4:07:18 PM

 

With Meghan and Harry firmly in the spotlight – the current success of their antipodean tour coupled with the happy news that Meghan is expecting – our pick of the week simply had to be Meghan and Harry: The First 100 Days.

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Topics: True Royalty, Meghan, Harry, Wedding

Royal News Round Up: 26th October

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 26, 2020 4:04:47 PM

 

In our latest Royal News Round Up, Meghan and Harry have an action-packed week on tour that has included controversial drinks, security scares and wardrobe malfunctions. Meanwhile back in London, Kate was in the limelight at the State Banquet as she showed off her Royal Family Order and some notable headwear.

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Topics: Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton

Pick of the Week – George and Mary: The First Windsors

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 26, 2020 3:59:49 PM

 

In this week’s pick, BAFTA-winning filmmaker, Nick Bullen, explains why this documentary about the founders of the most famous family on earth is a must watch for any Royal fan.

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Topics: Royal Family, The Windsors

Royal News Round Up: 3rd November

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 26, 2020 3:41:49 PM

 

In this week’s Royal News Round Up, as The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s tour Down Under officially comes to an end, we look back at the last five days including their visit to New Zealand where they experienced the culture of languages, tribes and nose-rubbing. Over in Africa, Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall have set off to welcome back a nation into the Commonwealth.

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Topics: Meghan, Prince Harry

Bulmer Bricks: Historians of Royal Architecture

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 26, 2020 3:37:08 PM

 

Heritage, lineage and tradition: these are the foundations of artisan Suffolk brickmaker Bulmer Brick & Tile, as they keep centuries-old methods alive by working to preserve Britain’s architectural history. It’s no surprise, then, that this small family firm is one of a select group of master craftsmen entrusted with the conservation of the Historic Royal Palaces.

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Royal News Round Up – 10th November

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 26, 2020 3:32:43 PM

 

Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall received a warm welcome during their visit to West Africa over the last five days. The tour has been a sensitive balancing act: both a celebration of the continent’s vibrant culture and a sombre time to pay their respects to the fallen soldiers from the Commonwealth in the week leading up to Remembrance Sunday.

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Topics: Royal Family, Prince Charles

Becoming King: True Royalty Presents the Untold Story

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 26, 2020 3:28:05 PM

 

This week’s pick is more a collection than an individual film as BAFTA-winning filmmaker, Nick Bullen, explains how Charles is an often misunderstood member of The Royal Family.

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Topics: Prince Charles

Pick of the Week – Prince Charles: A Private Tour

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 26, 2020 3:26:09 PM

 

This week’s pick is Prince Charles: A Private Tour, which is the first film True Royalty’s Editor-in-Chief, Nick Bullen, made with The Prince and sees the heir to the throne at his most relaxed and candid.

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Topics: Prince Charles

Royal News Round Up – 16th November

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 26, 2020 3:24:10 PM

 

Armistice Day has always been a vital event in the Royal calendar, and all the more so in 2018 as the nation marks 100 years since the end of the First World War. The Royal Family plays a pivotal role in the Remembrance Day ceremonies, their stoic display of respect at The Cenotaph a mainstay of the annual commemoration.

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Topics: Prince Charles, Prince William, Duchess of Cambridge

Windsor in Flames

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 26, 2020 3:20:16 PM

 

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will be celebrating their 71st wedding anniversary today, but they will be sharing the date with an infamous event in Royal history: the Windsor Castle fire.

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Pick of the Week: The People’s Wedding

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 26, 2020 3:18:02 PM

 

On this day, 20th November, 71 years ago, Princess Elizabeth married Philip Mountbatten. It was only two years after the war and the occasion marked a glimpse of joy in an otherwise bleak period of austerity and rationing. Sir Winston Churchill put it aptly in describing the marriage as, “A flash of colour on the hard road we have to travel.”

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Topics: The Queen, Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth, Wedding

Royal News Round Up – 23rd November

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 26, 2020 3:15:09 PM

 

With Prince Charles’s 70th birthday coming to a close, The Royals’ busy schedule of appointments continues unabated. From a post box time capsule to the anniversary of a certain wedding engagement, here are the highlights of the Royal calendar from the last five days.

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Topics: Meghan Markle, The Queen, Prince Philip, Prince William, Prince Harry

Pick of the Week: The Royal Restoration

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 26, 2020 3:09:50 PM

 

This week’s pick, The Royal Restoration: Dumfries House, shows a side of Prince Charles people might not normally see: a man with a passion for preserving historical and architectural gems even when the stakes are high.

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Topics: Prince Charles

Royal News Round Up – 30th November

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 24, 2020 1:04:42 AM

 

There can be a lighter side to Royal duties, and that’s well-represented this week – while never losing sight of those more solemn occasions that require the gravitas of a Royal visit. But we begin with the Duke of Sussex experiencing the art of the Zambian circus…

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Topics: Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Duchess of Cambridge

Pick of the Week: The Queen’s Mother in Law

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 24, 2020 12:59:39 AM

 

Prince Philip’s mother, Princess Alice, had a troubled yet remarkable life but surprisingly it is a story not many people know about. She died peacefully on this day (5th December) in 1969 in Buckingham Palace but her life was full of turbulence and turmoil.

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Topics: Prince Philip, Prince Alice, Queen Elizabeth

Give the Gift of True Royalty this Christmas

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 24, 2020 12:57:18 AM

 

Not sure what to give your friends and family this Christmas? Why not give them a taste of the regal life? We’ve now launched a gifting service so you can give them the gift of Royalty with an annual subscription to True Royalty TV for only £49.99 ($59.99 USD). And, to make it that little bit more special we will send a physical invite, beautifully designed complete with a wax seal, at no extra charge.

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Topics: True Royalty, British Royal Family, gift, gifting, royal, royalty, True Royalty TV

Royal News Round Up – 7th December

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 24, 2020 12:54:52 AM

 

In the first week of December, there is already a palpable air of Christmas excitement making its way to the Royal Calendar. The Royals’ more workaday duties are not forgotten amid the festive philanthropy, however, as evidenced by The Prince of Wales’ dedication to his patronages. Meanwhile, a former First Lady has words of advice for the Duchess of Sussex…

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Topics: Meghan Markle, Prince Charles, Prince William, Duchess of Cambridge, Michelle Obama

The King Who Threw Away His Crown

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 24, 2020 12:49:17 AM

 

On this day (10th December) 1936, Edward VIII gave up his throne. After the state refused to allow him to marry the twice-divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson, he chose love over duty and became the first King to do so since the Roman Catholic James II fled the realm in 1688.

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Topics: Edward VIII, Wallis Simpson, Abdication

Secret Photos of The Duke and Duchess of Windsor

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 24, 2020 12:46:48 AM

 

While the story of Edward VIII’s abdication and marriage to Wallis Simpson is well known, less is understood about their private lives. Until, that is, a number of the pair’s photo albums came to light. This intimate documentary reveals photos never previously seen by the public and ones that show a softer side to the famous and often derided pair.
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Topics: Edward VIII, Wallis Simpson

Royal News Round Up – 14th December

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 23, 2020 7:17:49 PM

 

With Christmas just around the corner, the Royals have been out spreading festive cheer. From Christmas-themed children’s workshops to a very seasonal visit to a donkey charity, we highlight the Royals’ activities in the past week.

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Topics: Kate Middleton, Prince William, Camilla

Serving the Royals: Inside the Firm

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 23, 2020 7:13:45 PM

 

Serving the Royals, this week’s pick from Jessica Fellowes, journalist, novelist and author of several Downton Abbey companion books, offers an exclusive insight into the men and women who served the Royal Family.

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Topics: The Queen, Prince Charles, Buckingham Palace

Royal News Round Up – 20th December

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 23, 2020 7:11:18 PM

 

The final week before Christmas saw Royal duties take on an almost uniformly festive flavour – but there have nevertheless been a few surprises in the Royal calendar. From audio advent calendars to Christmas cards, and one Royal opting to miss out on a Boxing Day tradition, we take a look at the last seven days in the life of the Royals.

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Topics: Meghan Markle, The Queen, Prince Charles, Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Harry

Royal Upstairs Downstairs: Hosting Queen Victoria

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 23, 2020 7:06:49 PM

 

This week’s pick from author of ‘The World of Downton Abbey’ Jessica Fellowes is a topic she is a bit of an expert on: Royal Upstairs Downstairs.

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Topics: Queen Victoria

Royal News Round Up – 3rd January

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 23, 2020 7:04:55 PM

 

With 2018 heralding the union of two newly-married royal couples, the arrival of two Royal babies and the announcement that a third is on the way, Christmas for the Royals was spent indulging in family time and festivities. From breaking a Royal Christmas tradition, to acts of remembrance and honour, we recap what The Royals have been up to over the Christmas and New Year period.

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Princesses of the World

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 23, 2020 7:00:22 PM

 

From Diana to Grace Kelly to the Princesses of Sweden, the life of a modern-day princess isn’t always as glamorous as it seems; many have had to make great sacrifices on the altar of their regal reputations.

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Royal Moments: When Henry VIII Wrestled the King of France

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 23, 2020 6:58:32 PM

 

Wrestling today is very much seen as a sport for the masses, but in the 16th century – during the reign of King Henry the VIII of England – there was one spectacularly royal wrestling match that became an unexpected and highly extravagant focal point of international diplomacy.

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Royal Scandals: Murder, Hidden Children, Divorces and Secret Photos

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 23, 2020 6:57:11 PM

 

This week’s Pick of The Week from Jessica Fellowes, journalist and author of ‘The World of Downton Abbey’, previews a documentary that looks into those incidents of drama and dishonour that have rocked – and sometimes even jeopardised – the monarchy throughout history.

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Royal News Round Up – 11th January

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 23, 2020 6:55:05 PM

 

From birthdays to public performances of Bohemian Rhapsody, the Royal family have had a week filled with celebrations and culture – but certainly haven’t forgotten to devote time to their Royal duties. Here’s our recap of what the Royal family has been up to this week.

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Royal Moments: When King George VI Competed at Wimbledon

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 23, 2020 6:51:34 PM

 

On 24th June 1907, Prince George and Princess Mary of Wales – later crowned King George V and Queen Mary – became the first members of the monarchy to join the crowds at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. The Prince enjoyed the game so much that he became the club’s president later that year.

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Topics: King Goerge VI

Royal News Round Up – 17th January

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 23, 2020 6:48:55 PM

 

This week the Royals have returned to their duties in full force after the festive period. From the centenary of a war poet’s death to alfresco pizza-making, we take a look back at the latest week of the Royal calendar.

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Topics: kate, william, Meghan, Harry

Royal Moments: When the King Exploded

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 23, 2020 6:33:45 PM

 

William the Conqueror was not a well-loved King. In fact, he was more commonly known as William the Bastard during his lifetime, in reference to having being born out of wedlock to Duke Robert I of Normandy and a comparatively low-born woman named Herleva.

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Topics: royals, William I

Royal News Round Up – 25th January

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 23, 2020 6:31:56 PM

 

From rumoured Royal babies to biographers bringing up the past, the Royal Family is never far away from the headlines. We have rounded up the the highlights of Royal coverage from the past week to ensure you don’t miss out on any regal revelations.

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Topics: william, Kate Middleton, Camilla, royals

Royal Moments: When The Queen Sent Her First Email…in 1976

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 23, 2020 6:28:45 PM

 

More than 40 years ago, Queen Elizabeth II became the world’s first monarch to send an email – before the Internet was even invented.

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Topics: The Queen

Royal News Round Up – 1st February

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 23, 2020 6:27:14 PM

 

From cute nicknames to the future of Buckingham Palace, get your weekly regal fix in this week’s Royal News Round Up.

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Topics: The Queen, Prince Philip, Prince William

Royal Moments: When Queen Victoria Had Her Knickers Stolen

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 23, 2020 6:25:29 PM

 

Celebrity stalkers may seem like a peculiarly modern phenomenon – particularly with social media bringing stars closer to their public than ever before – but they’ve been around far longer than you might have thought.

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Topics: Queen Victoria

Royal News Round Up – 8th February

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 23, 2020 6:23:55 PM

 

From regal  anniversaries to family tension, each week we discover something new about the British Royal Family. If you can’t get enough of the Windsors, read on for True Royalty’s royal news round up!

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Topics: The Queen, Kate Middleton, royals

Royal Moments: When The Queen Went Incognito in Public

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 23, 2020 6:19:55 PM

 

The life of a Royal can be extremely isolating; separated from the public by legions of staff, security and, often, the walls of Buckingham Palace, it is virtually impossible for the Royals to experience life as an ordinary member of the public.

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Topics: The Queen

Royal News Round Up – 15th February

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 4:45:12 AM

 

From volunteering at a homeless shelter to raising the next generation of Windsors, there is never a quiet day in the life of a British Royal. But don’t worry – we take the work out of keeping up with the Royals’ busy schedule. Read on for True Royalty’s Royal News Round Up!

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Topics: Meghan Markle, Prince Charles, Kate Middleton, Prince William

The Royal View: Getting Behind the Headlines

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 4:41:48 AM

 

We wanted to let you know about our brand new series, The Royal View, exclusive to True Royalty TV. If you’re a fan of Royals past and present, including Meghan, Kate, Diana and The Queen, read on to find out everything you need to know about the show and why you should watch it immediately!

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Topics: Meghan Markle, Meghan, Kate Middleton

Royal Moments: When a Polar Bear lived at the Tower of London

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 4:38:51 AM

 

The UK is famous for being a nation of pet lovers, which usually means owning a dog, a cat or – if you’re very lucky – a horse. Some of us may even know an animal enthusiast who has taken things to the next level by getting themselves a veritable pack of dogs, or accumulating a clowder of cats.

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Topics: Monarchy, Tower of London

How And Where To Watch True Royalty TV

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 4:36:52 AM

 

We have provided lots of ways for you to access watch True Royalty TV so you can watch the best Royal shows and documentaries out there whether that be on your big flat screen tv in the comfort of your home or on the bus to work on your smartphone. Read on for a clear guide to the various ways you can watch the world’s first and only on-demand TV service devoted to Royalty.

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Topics: True Royalty, Apple TV, Fire TV, XFINITY

Royal News Round Up – 23rd February

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 4:33:21 AM

 

From Royal birthdays to regal baby showers, it’s been an exciting week for the British Royal Family. Read on to find out what the Windsors have been up to this week in our Royal news round up!

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Topics: Meghan, Prince Harry, Camilla

Royal Moments: When Victoria became the first Queen to be Photographed

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 4:21:48 AM

 

The British Royal Family has had a fractured relationship with photographs, to say the least. Whether it’s Harry being caught in a state of extreme undress (or, alternatively, dressed up too extremely), or the paparazzi hounding Princess Diana to her tragic fate, the demand for photos of the Royals often ends extremely badly.

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Topics: Queen Victoria

Royals on the Rocks: Our 5 Favourite Moments

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 4:20:00 AM

 

True Royalty TV’s brand new and exclusive show, The Royal View, brings together Royal insiders, commentators and biographers, to tease the fact from the fantasy and reveal the truth about the Royal Family.

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Topics: Diana, Meghan Markle, The Queen, Prince William, Prince Harry

Royal News Round Up – 1st March

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 4:16:28 AM

 

From supporting charities in Northern Ireland to carrying out Royal duties in far-flung Morocco, it has been a busy week for the Windsors. Keep up to date with their latest activities and assignments in this week’s Royal news round up!

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Topics: Meghan Markle, The Queen, Prince William, Prince Harry

Blood on their Hands: Our 5 Favourite Moments

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 4:12:00 AM

 

In the second episode of The Royal View: Blood On Their Hands, guests look at the feud between the press and the Royals, and debate whether the paparazzi are too invasive in their pursuit of Royals, or if the fact they’re in the public eye makes them fair game.

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Topics: Diana, Meghan Markle, Prince William, Prince Harry

Royal Moments: When Elizabeth Windsor fell in love with Philip Mountbatten

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 4:09:19 AM

 

Queen Elizabeth II’s marriage has been going strong for over 70 years; now two years into its platinum decade, her union is the longest in the history of any British monarch. In fact, it seems likely that no monarch in the history of the world has ever been married longer.

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Royal News Round Up – 8th March

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 4:06:22 AM

 

From the Queen’s first Instagram post to regal celebrations at Buckingham Palace, it’s certainly been a busy week for the Royal Family. Read on for your weekly dose of Royal news in True Royalty Magazine’s weekly round up.

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Topics: The Queen, Prince Charles

“The idea of having to curtsy to your sister-in-law must be utterly extraordinary”

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 4:02:09 AM

 

The press would have us all believe there is a rift between the two most famous sisters-in-law in the world, but what really is going on behind the Palace walls between Kate and Meghan? Is there really a feud brewing between the two Duchesses?

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Topics: Meghan Markle

“Divorce is still a bit of a dirty word in the Royal Family”

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 3:59:53 AM

 

It’s been over 80 years since a divorced woman brought the Royal Family to its knees. Times may have changed, but is Buckingham Palace still scandalised by the arrival of another American divorcee in the 21st century?

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Topics: Meghan Markle, Prince Harry

Royal Moments: An Assassination Attempt on the Queen

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 3:57:23 AM

 

Worldwide fame is part and parcel of life as a British Monarch, and even more so for Queen Elizabeth II than her predecessors; her renown is amplified by having ascended to the throne during the era of modern communications, and since becoming Britain’s longest-reigning sovereign.

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Topics: The Queen

“You can’t be both victim and perpetrator!”

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 3:54:46 AM

 

Diana is one of the most beloved figures in British history, affectionately dubbed ‘The People’s Princess’ – but her relationship with the press was complicated to say the least. Was she the unfortunate victim of the paparazzi or did some part of her seek out the limelight?

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Topics: Princess Diana

“The Queen said she thought it was a good idea for Diana and Charles to separate.”

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 3:52:15 AM

 

Despite being remembered fondly as a ‘fairytale wedding’, the marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana quickly became mired in betrayals and recriminations. Was this spectacular tale of affair and scandal ever salvageable? Or was it doomed from the very start?

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Topics: Princess Diana, The Queen

“Princess Margaret was with the Italian Ambassador – completely drunk!’”

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 3:49:36 AM

 

The world knows about Princess Margaret’s wild party lifestyle and her forbidden love for Peter Townsend – but is this the whole story? Was this image of the scandalous younger sister fair, or was there more to the rebellious Princess than meets the eye?

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Topics: Princess Margaret

“My phone rang and Diana was laughing, ‘You never told me about the nudist beach!’”

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 3:46:30 AM

 

While many romanticise the Royal Family as privileged and born into a wealthy dynasty, they sacrifice any attempt of a private life with their titles. Should this just be an accepted part of the role or considered an invasion of privacy from the press?

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Topics: Princess Diana

Now Live! The Royal View: The Palace Puppet Masters

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 3:42:42 AM

 

Find out who really pulls the Royal strings; why Diana wanted to leave the Royal Family and why Meghan had so few friends and family at her wedding. Guests include Royal insiders, commentators and biographers, all of whom get behind the headlines to reveal the truth about the British Royal Family.

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Topics: Princess Diana, Meghan Markle, The Queen

Monarchy & Apology

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 3:39:57 AM

 

Find out who really pulls the Royal strings; why Diana wanted out of the Royal Family and why Meghan had so few friends and family at her wedding. Guests include Royal insiders, commentators and biographers, all of whom get behind the headlines to reveal the truth about the British Royal Family.

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Topics: Princess Diana, Meghan Markle, The Queen

Royal Moments: When Princess Anne was nearly kidnapped

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 3:37:11 AM

 

It’s easy to forget that alongside the duty and privilege that come with being a member of the Royal Family, there is also the inescapable fact that you are going to spend your entire life being considered a potential target.

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“The Monarch apologised to the nation. When had that happened before?”

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 3:34:33 AM

 

During her reign as monarch, Queen Elizabeth II has aimed to be as unpolitical and uninvolved in the scandals that surrounded her as possible. Should the Queen make more of an effort to be involved to lead our nation in the 21st century? Or should she remain our stoic and reserved Head of State?

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Topics: The Queen

“It’s extremely humiliating for Meghan’s family not to be asked to her wedding”

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 3:30:48 AM

 

While many saw Harry and Meghan’s wedding as a moment of national unity and pride for Britain, others have noted that it seems to have divided Meghan’s own family more than ever before. Was snubbing her own family a necessary move for Meghan to avoid tabloid headlines, or has it simply created enemies for the American Princess?

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Topics: Meghan, Prince Harry

Royal News Round Up – 22nd March

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 3:27:53 AM

 

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Topics: Meghan Markle, The Queen, Prince Harry, Princess Anne, Prince Eugenie

Royal Babies: “Catherine is the kind of mother you can identify with”

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 3:21:36 AM

 

As Meghan’s due date fast approaches we thought we’d highlight our favourite shows on True Royalty TV about growing up a Royal. Our first pick is the aptly titled Royal Babies.

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Topics: Princess Diana, Kate Middleton

Royal Moments: When Prince Charles was insulted by his comedy idol

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 3:18:51 AM

 

Prince Charles’s early years did not, by all accounts, constitute the happiest or most carefree of childhoods, and his time at Gordonstoun School in Scotland is known to have been particularly tough.

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Princess Diana: the woman who changed Royal motherhood for good

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 3:14:38 AM

 

As we count down the days until Meghan introduces the newest member of the Royal Family to the world, True Royalty TV shines a light on another revolutionary Royal mother. Secrets of the Royal Nursery looks at Princess Diana and how she proved to the world that you could be both Royal and a devoted mother.

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Topics: Princess Diana, The Queen

Royal News Round Up – 29th March

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 3:08:42 AM

 

From Somerset to Cuba, the Royals have been spotted all over the globe this week. Get the real news over the gossip in this week’s Royal News Round-Up!

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Topics: Meghan Markle, The Queen, Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince Harry

“Royal babies are only private in the womb.”

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 3:01:42 AM

 

As Meghan baby fever begins to build, we are handpicking our favourite shows on True Royalty TV about growing up a Royal – this time we take a look at the future child’s cousin in William, Kate and the Royal Baby.

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Topics: Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince George

Regal Recipes: the surprisingly simple favourites of young Royals

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 2:59:32 AM

 

With Harry and Meghan’s child on the way, it’s a wonderful time to highlight Royal Recipes: Childhood, a documentary on True Royally that looks at the food that meant the most to the Royals in their childhood.

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Topics: Princess Diana, The Queen, Prince William, Prince Harry, Princess Anne

Larissa: The Lost Romanov

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 19, 2020 10:12:35 AM

When Larissa Tudor died in the small Kentish town of Lydd in 1926, she was buried in a nondescript corner of the All Saints Church cemetery. The name inscribed on her gravestone, however, and the dates listed for her birth, would end up fuelling rumours that the woman buried there had a much more illustrious past than anyone realised - one that some argued could be traced back to the House of Romanov, the last ever Royal Dynasty of Russia. 

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Topics: True Royalty, Romanovs, Royals from around the world

Royal Moments: When Regal Births had an Audience

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 13, 2020 3:07:06 AM

 

Royal births today have an audience of millions – perhaps even billions – but their experience of the event is filtered through news cameras and confined respectfully to the outside of the hospital.

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Topics: The Queen, Goerge VI

Royal News Round Up – 5th April

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 13, 2020 3:05:25 AM

 

From breaking records to potential romantic reunions, it has been an exciting week for the Royal Family. Get all the most important updates in one place with this week’s Royal Round Up.

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Topics: Meghan Markle, Prince Charles, Prince Harry

Will it be a boy? Will Meghan have Twins? Will he/she/they be ginger? Here are our predictions.

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 13, 2020 3:00:16 AM

 

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Topics: Meghan Markle, Prince Harry

Royal Moments: When Royals would try REALLY hard to have a son

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 13, 2020 2:57:43 AM

 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are playing their cards very close to their chest with regards to whether they’re having a boy or a girl – but if one thing is clear, it’s that they’re going to be absolutely thrilled with either.

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Topics: Henry VIII

Now Live! The Royal View: In-Laws and Outlaws

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 13, 2020 2:54:38 AM

 

 

The latest episode of The Royal View – the show that brings you the truth behind the Royal Family’s most talked about moments – is now live! Episode 5: In-Laws and Outlaws features guests including former Royal butler Paul Burrell and Vanity Fair’s contributing editor Katie Nicholls, and examines the dysfunctional side to the British Royal Family. From the King who deserted his country for love, to in-laws selling stories to the press – it’s quite apparent that the old maxim “you can choose your friends but not your family” applies even to the Queen of England!

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Topics: The Queen, Kate Middleton, Prince William

Royal News Round Up – 12th April

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 13, 2020 2:50:56 AM

 

From working with MI6 to celebrating wedding anniversaries, there is rarely a quiet moment in the lives of the British Royal Family. Keep up to date with the Dukes and Duchesses in this week’s Royal News Round Up!

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Topics: Meghan Markle, Prince Charles, Camilla

The Prince George Effect

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 13, 2020 2:46:02 AM

 

In our latest documentary celebrating Royal babies, and in anticipation of Harry and Meghan’s new addition to the Royal Family, follow the journey of the boy who will one day be king in Prince George at One.

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Meghan Markle: The Early Years

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 13, 2020 2:44:50 AM

 

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Topics: Meghan Markle

Royal Moments: The Tragedy of the Hidden Prince

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 13, 2020 2:42:08 AM

 

Today, the idea of being able to hide away a Royal child is unthinkable – not just because of our more refined sense of morality in the 21st century, but because of the sheer unlikelihood of being able to keep anything of such a magnitude hidden from the unrelenting gaze of the modern media.

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Topics: Queen Mary, Goerge V, The Windsors

Queen Elizabeth: The Early Years

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 13, 2020 2:39:46 AM

 

The best part of a century ago, a princess was born. Named Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, she is the daughter of Prince Albert, Duke of York and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. For the first ten years of her life, the future Queen had no expectation of becoming a monarch, instead living the (relatively) normal life of a Royal Princess.

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The Royal Children at School

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 13, 2020 2:37:59 AM

 

Did you know that Prince Charles was the first heir to the British throne to attend a real (albeit private) school?

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Diana: The Early Years

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 13, 2020 2:36:15 AM

 

Perhaps in a foreshadowing of Diana’s time as a member of the Royal Family, Diana’s early life was distinctly tainted by misery and tragedy.

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Royal News Roundup – 26th April

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 13, 2020 2:34:17 AM

 

This week, the Royal family celebrated not one, but two birthdays! Find out more about the festivities – and all the other Royal news – in the latest instalment of our Royal news roundup.

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Royal Moments: When Prince Charles was Caught Drinking Underage

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 13, 2020 2:30:11 AM

 

Prince Charles’s schooldays at Gordonstoun in Scotland were a notoriously difficult time for the young Royal, when many of his fellow boarders took unkindly to his status and he found himself frequently bullied.

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Topics: Prince Charles

A True Royalty Exclusive! Meghan Markle: Inside the Wardrobe of a Princess

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 13, 2020 2:27:11 AM

 

vIf a picture speaks a thousand words, what can a wedding dress, a diamond tiara or a pair of jeans say about us?

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Topics: Meghan Markle, Meghan

The History of Royal Wedding Dresses

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 13, 2020 2:23:42 AM

 

Finding the right wedding dress is always important, but it is absolutely essential if you are having a Royal wedding. 

The dress a Royal bride wears on her wedding day is going to be seen by millions of people all around the world – immortalised in the daily papers and gossip magazines – and if she is not already a member of the British Royal Family, the dress will quite literally transform her into a princess.

For Royal brides, the wedding dress is a statement of what kind of Royal she wants to be and where she sees herself going in the future. Read on to discover the stories behind the most iconic wedding dresses in living memory.

Elizabeth II’s 1947 Wedding Dress

Elizabeth II was just 21 years old when she married Prince Philip in November 1947. As clothing was still rationed in Britain since the end of the Second World War two years earlier, the future monarch’s wedding dress material was also bought with rations (and an extra £200 from the government). Some members of the British public actually tried to send the young bride their own allowance for her wedding dress, which she then had to send back as it was illegal to take other people’s rations. She wore an ivory silk dress decorated with sea pearls and embroidered flowers which was elegant without appearing excessive.

Lady Diana Spencer’s ‘Quintessential Princess’ Dress

When a 20-year-old Lady Diana Spencer got married in July 1981, she wore an ivory taffeta gown with a 25-foot train. It was everything that springs to mind when you think ‘princess dress’, from the huge puffy sleeves to the gigantic skirt which didn’t quite fit into the car. Diana’s dress looked like it had escaped from a fairy tale, but unfortunately it got creased on the way to the church.

Kate Middleton’s Wedding Dress: Fit For a Future Queen

Kate Middleton’s wedding in April 2011 was the happy ending to a real-life fairy tale. She was a regular girl who met a Prince and, in marrying him, ensured she would one day become Queen Consort to the future King of England. Her wedding dress showcased beautiful attention to detail, from the elegant lace to her signature sweetheart neckline, and it was a great example of a fairy tale for the modern world.

Meghan Markle’s Chic and Simple Wedding Dress

Meghan Markle was 36 years old when she married Prince Harry in May 2018. As a mature woman who has enjoyed a successful career and was previously married, Meghan wanted a simple, chic and elegant wedding dress which reflected her Hollywood past as well as her Royal future. Meghan’s dress did not have puffed sleeves or huge skirts, but did you know her veil was hand embroidered with flowers representing the 53 nations of the commonwealth?


Find out more about the story behind these iconic Royal wedding dresses in ‘Meghan Markle: Inside the Wardrobe of a Princess’ exclusively on True Royalty TV.

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Topics: Princess Diana, Meghan Markle, The Queen, Kate Middleton, Royal Weddings

When Royal Babies Become More Powerful than the Queen

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 13, 2020 2:21:18 AM

 

Royal Babies may not have the Queen’s power to give Royal Assent to legislature – putting laws and bills passed by parliament into effect – but the modern age has seen the newest generation of Royals become, in some ways, far more influential than their great grandmother.

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Topics: Royal Babies

5 Ways Meghan Markle Speaks Through Her Fashion

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 13, 2020 2:19:02 AM

 

The Royals may not say much but their clothes speak volumes. From her simple, mature wedding gown to the controversial tuxedo to ethical jeans, Meghan Markle uses her fashion choices to promote causes, break taboos and retain her individual sense of style. Take a break from Royal baby fever and read on to discover what Meghan Markle’s fashion says about her.

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Topics: Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle and the Rules of Royal Dressing

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 13, 2020 2:15:38 AM

 

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Topics: Meghan Markle

Royal News Round Up – 10th May

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 13, 2020 2:13:31 AM

 

From Royal births to charitable endeavours, it’s been a jam-packed week for the Mountbatten-Windsors. Get the truth behind the hype with True Royalty’s Royal News Round Up!

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Topics: Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Harry

Royal Fashion: Is There More Than Meets The Eye?

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 13, 2020 2:07:10 AM

 

From their wedding dress to the clothes they pack for international tours, what a Royal wears can tell us a lot about who they are, how they feel and the message they are trying to convey. The Royal Family may not say much, but their fashion choices can start trends, make careers and promote social change.

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Topics: Princess Diana, Meghan Markle, The Queen

Fashion Styles of Iconic Princesses: Grace Kelly to Meghan Markle

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 13, 2020 2:03:48 AM

 

The days of enormous skirts, huge sleeves and elaborate headgear are now in the past: today’s Royal Princesses are stylish, modern and set fashion trends all around the world.

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Topics: Princess Diana, Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton, Grace Kelly

Royal News Round Up – 17th May

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 13, 2020 2:00:29 AM

 

From speaking against the illegal wildlife trade to creating woodland-themed gardens, it has been a very green week for the Royal family. Discover what the Windsors have been up to in this week’s Royal news roundup!

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Meghan Markle: Inside the Home of a Princess is now live!

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 13, 2020 1:51:19 AM

 

To complete Meghan Markle’s fairytale, the Duchess has now moved into Frogmore Cottage just a stone’s throw from the Queen’s home at Windsor Castle.

Now, after receiving a £3m upgrade, it has been fittingly decorated for a Duchess, and True Royalty is delving deep into the Sussexes’ decor with an exclusive new documentary titled “Meghan Markle: Inside the Home of a Princess”.

Frogmore Cottage has been transformed into the lap of Hollywood-worthy luxury, with velvet sofas, old mirrors and multi-coloured cushions; there’s even an annex where Meghan Markle’s mother Doria Ragland can stay, whenever she chooses to visit.

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6 Unusual Royal Residences

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 8, 2020 4:21:21 AM

 

If you thought Meghan’s choice to employ Soho House’s interior designer, Vicky Charles, to work on Frogmore Cottage was rather outré, you can rest assured there have been some far more eccentric Royal designs in years gone by. Here are six of the best:

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From Horses to Magic: Our 6 Favourite Royal Hobbies

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 8, 2020 4:19:42 AM

 

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Topics: Meghan Markle, The Queen, Prince Philip, Prince William, Prince Harry

Property Portfolio: Where Do The Royals Live?

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 8, 2020 4:17:04 AM

 

Queen Elizabeth II isn’t just the UK’s longest reigning monarch – she’s also a property tycoon with a huge portfolio of castles, cottages and stately homes.

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Topics: Meghan Markle, The Queen, Prince Charles, Kate Middleton, Prince William

Royal News Round Up – 1st June

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 8, 2020 4:14:51 AM

 

From hosting garden parties to opening cricket tournaments find out what the Windsors have been up to this week with our Royal News Round Up!

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Topics: The Queen, Prince Harry

Interior Design Tips from Henry VIII to Meghan Markle

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 8, 2020 4:07:54 AM

 

Much has been made of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s renovation of Frogmore Cottage into a luxury Royal residence befitting a modern Royal couple.

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Topics: Meghan Markle, Anne Boleyn, Prince Harry, Henry VIII

Strange Jobs of the Royal Household

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 8, 2020 4:05:34 AM

 

Life as a Royal can appear lavish and sumptuous but it is also demanding: never-ending diplomatic and ceremonial duties, traditions to upkeep, crumbling palaces to renovate and every one of your actions scrutinised by the tabloids.

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Topics: Meghan Markle, Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Henry VIII

A True Royalty Original! Harry & Meghan: The Baby Years is now live!

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 8, 2020 4:02:44 AM

 

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Topics: Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Archie

A Century of Royal Baby Fashion

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 8, 2020 3:59:19 AM

 

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born on the 6th May 2019 into a Royal family with over one thousand years of history.

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Topics: Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Archie

5 luxury goods fit for a Royal Baby

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 8, 2020 3:55:59 AM

 

Every new parent wants to give their child the very best in life, but when you’re a Royal mum and dad you are in the privileged position of being able to give your Princely progeny just that little bit extra…

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Raising a Royal Baby: How Will Meghan Break the Mould?

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 8, 2020 3:53:58 AM

 

The Duchess of Sussex is not a typical Royal mother. The 37-year-old former actress is a divorced American who had a fairly ordinary childhood.

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Topics: Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Archie

The Meghan Trilogy: Exclusively on True Royalty TV

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 8, 2020 3:51:09 AM

 

If you want to know what it’s really like for Meghan since she became The Duchess of Sussex, you can learn about all aspects of her new life – from fashion icon to home stylist to mother – in our Meghan Trilogy, exclusively on True Royalty TV.

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Topics: Meghan Markle

Travelling Royal Babies

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 8, 2020 3:46:59 AM

 

As the son of international Royal couple, baby Sussex is likely to have a passport full of stamps before he turns five.

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Topics: Royal Babies

Nine Unusual Facts About The Crown Jewels

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 8, 2020 3:43:17 AM

 

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Topics: The Queen, Queen Victoria, The Crown Jewels

The Truth Behind 5 Mysterious Royal Deaths

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 8, 2020 3:40:33 AM

 

From cold-blooded murder to hundred-year-old mysteries, Royal families all over the world have histories seeping with mystery.

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Topics: Lord Mountbatten, Grace Kelly

The Remains of the Romanovs: Did Anastasia Survive?

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 8, 2020 3:36:50 AM

 

In July 1918, the last Russian Royal Family disappeared without a trace. The seven Romanovs, along with four servants, were kept in a secluded Siberian prison house with a high fence and blacked-out windows for over a year until, one day, they were gone.

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Topics: Romanovs

Who Killed the King of Nepal?

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 8, 2020 3:34:20 AM

 

It was a warm Friday evening on June 2001 in Kathmandu, Nepal and King Birendra Shah was looking forward to having a banquet with his friends and family.

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Was Princess Grace’s Fatal Crash Really an Accident?

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 8, 2020 3:31:50 AM

 

Grace Kelly won the role of a lifetime when she traded her Hollywood career for a tiara and married Prince Rainier III of Monaco, a small country surrounded by France and the Mediterranean.

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Topics: Grace Kelly

Who Killed Lord Mountbatten?

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 8, 2020 3:29:12 AM

 

It was a quiet, idyllic summer’s morning in Mullaghmore, a small coastal village in Ireland. The sea was calm, with fishing boats gliding gently along the surface of the bay.

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Topics: Lord Mountbatten

The Royal Butler: Trusted Servant or Thieving Scoundrel?

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 8, 2020 3:25:00 AM

 

Paul Burrell was Princess Diana’s personal butler, close friend and trusted confidant – so why was he discovered to be hoarding Diana’s dresses, photographs, postcards, crockery, paintings and other possessions in his house just a few short years after her death? Did Paul Burrell betray Princess Diana?

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Topics: Princess Diana, Paul Burrell

Getting too close: the story behind Princess Anne’s attempted kidnap

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 8, 2020 3:21:40 AM

 

It was a chilly night on March 20th, 1974 when Princess Anne left a movie premier with her new husband and ducked into a maroon limousine which would escort her back to Buckingham Palace. Little did she know this would be a night she would never forget.

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Topics: Princess Anne

Royal Superfan: Jonathan Thomas of Anglotopia

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 8, 2020 3:18:27 AM

 

When a monarchy is as illustrious as the British Royal Family, it’s no wonder they have some extremely dedicated admirers across the world.

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Topics: Royal Superfans

Princely Narcotics: Did a Saudi Prince Traffic Drugs?

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 8, 2020 3:15:33 AM

 

Why would a Saudi Prince with immense wealth get involved in a shady drug deal? It sounds far-fetched, but this is a true story.

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TRUE ROYALTYNow Live! The Real Camilla: HRH The Duchess of Cornwall

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 8, 2020 3:13:55 AM

 

  • In 2018, director Jane Treays and her documentary film team were given unprecedented access to Camilla during her 70th year.
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Topics: Prince Charles, Camilla

Did a future king kill his brother?

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 5, 2020 5:01:35 PM

 

 

It was a calm evening in the seaside town of Estoril, Portugal when a gunshot shattered the silence. It was March 29th, 1956 and a member of Spain’s exiled Royal Family had just been killed.

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Camilla: The Early Years

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 5, 2020 5:00:01 PM

 

How much do you really know about Camilla? For example, did you know that HRH her great grandmother Alice Frederica Keppel was the long term mistress of King Edward VII? If you’re interested in finding out more about the future Queen consort, read on to delve into her childhood and early years with Prince Charles.

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Topics: Princess Diana, Prince Charles, Camilla

Now Live! The Queen’s Castle Collection

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 5, 2020 4:57:50 PM

 

If you want to go beyond what the tourist sees when they look round Windsor Castle, then The Queen’s Castle collection is your answer. The filmmakers were granted unprecedented access to both castle and Queen. Filming over the course of a year, these documentaries show that this turreted citadel is no museum: it is a living, breathing castle which serves as a beloved home to the Royal Family and their staff.

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Topics: The Queen, Prince Philip

The Queen’s Royal Residences

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 5, 2020 4:55:15 PM

 

The collection of properties belonging to The Crown Estate are valued at £14.1bn, but only a few of these are occupied by members of the Royal Family, with even fewer numbering among the official residences of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Topics: The Queen

Now Live! The Royal Wives of Windsor

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 5, 2020 4:53:29 PM

 

For more than a hundred years, the strong-willed women who have married into the House of Windsor have stamped their indelible mark on the character of the British Royal Family. Now they have been joined by Meghan Markle – who may yet prove to be the greatest agent of change of them all.

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Topics: Princess Diana, Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton

The Gilded Cage: The Dangers of Marrying into Royalty

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 5, 2020 4:50:10 PM

 

Marrying a Prince  may sound like a fairy tale come true, but the reality of Royal life can be harsh and unforgiving. From navigating an endless list of unwritten rules to living the rest of your life in the public eye, Royal life can turn into a full-blown nightmare after just one faux pas.

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Topics: Princess Diana, Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton

The Highs and The Lows of Royal Fashion

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 5, 2020 4:46:48 PM

 

Royal women may not have official job titles, but they work hard at being brand ambassadors for their family and for Great Britain in general. With all the world watching what a Royal lady wears, it’s very important that they get it right – but as many a Royal can attest, it is often a precarious balancing act between tradition and forward-thinking style.

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Famous Royal Feuds

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 5, 2020 4:44:48 PM

 

  • You’ve heard the claims that Meghan allegedly made Kate cry at a dress fitting for Princess Charlotte and that Meghan and Harry moved to Frogmore to get away from the Cambridges. But how much of this is actually true and how does it compare to other Royal feuds throughout history?
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Topics: Princess Diana, Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton, Princess Margaret

Now Live! Two brand new episodes of The Royal View

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 5, 2020 4:42:14 PM

 

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Topics: Meghan Markle, The Queen, Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Harry

Royal Superfans: Meghan’s style twin, Linda Martinez

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 5, 2020 4:36:42 PM

 

Of all the members of the Royal Family, recent inductee Meghan Markle has stirred up the devotion and passion of the public like no other. Her romance and subsequent marriage to Prince Harry has redefined the modern fairytale, and has made the world reconsider what it means to be a Royal.

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Topics: Meghan Markle

Wild Child Gone Good: How Meghan Tamed Harry

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 5, 2020 4:31:03 PM

 

From party Prince to doting dad, Harry’s transition from his wild 20s to settling down into married 30s life has been striking. Most people have remarkable transformations as they make their way through life, but not many people are in the public eye as much as the sixth-in-line to the throne.

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Topics: Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry

Now Live! A Tale of Two Sisters

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 5, 2020 4:28:02 PM

 

Relationships between sisters can be complicated – often extremely close, yet often fraught with rivalry. Relationships between Royal sisters take these dynamics to an extreme, where not only are you part of a family but part of an institution. This can make the relationship political as well as emotional – and the consequences can be extreme.

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Topics: The Queen, Queen Mary, Princess Margaret, Mary Boleyn, Elizabeth l, Anne Boleyn

The Truth Behind The Crown: Princess Margaret

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 5, 2020 4:23:48 PM

 

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Topics: The Queen, Princess Margaret

The Truth behind The Crown: The Queen

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 5, 2020 4:21:36 PM

 

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Topics: The Queen, Prince Philip, The Crown

The Truth Behind the Crown: Prince Charles

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 5, 2020 4:18:37 PM

 

As the second series of The Crown drew to a close, we left Prince Charles amid the gloom of Gordonstoun; bullied by his peers and admonished by Prince Philip for his sensitivity.

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Topics: Prince Charles

The Truth Behind The Crown: Princess Anne

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 5, 2020 4:14:27 PM

 

The second season of The Crown brought viewers up to 1964 in the history of the British Royal Family, meaning that Princess Anne would have been 14 years old by the end of the period covered in the Netflix drama so far. So why have we seen so little of her?

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Prince Philip: A Man of His Century

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 3, 2020 12:41:44 PM

On this week’s Royal Beat, True Royalty celebrates Prince Philip, a man who has put duty first in 72 years of marriage to Queen Elizabeth II.

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Topics: traditions, Royal Family, Prince Philip, The Royal Beat, True Royalty TV Original, British Monarchy

New and Exclusive! Meghan for President?

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 1, 2020 3:52:16 PM

 

No sooner had Meghan become the Duchess of Sussex than the rumour mill kicked into gear, fuelled by speculation that Her Royal Highness has an even loftier ambition in mind.

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Topics: Meghan Markle

Meghan For President? What the Experts Say

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 1, 2020 3:44:34 PM

 

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Topics: Meghan Markle, Meghan

The Truth Behind The Crown: The New Characters

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 1, 2020 3:42:06 PM

 

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10 surprising facts about the Royal Family at Christmas

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 1, 2020 3:37:51 PM
 
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Topics: Royal Family, christmas, The Queen

Celebrate Mother’s Day with True Royalty TV

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 1, 2020 1:15:27 AM
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Topics: Royal Family, Mother's Day, Royal Mum

What to Watch: An Easter Special

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 1, 2020 1:10:53 AM
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TRUE ROYALTYTrue Royalty: Discover the truth behind the headlines

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 1, 2020 1:05:19 AM

In defining True Royalty, The Telegraph put it neatly when they described us as the ‘Netflix for Royal Watchers’.

That’s about as succinct as one can get. If you know how Netflix works – providing a vast library of films you can watch anytime and on multiple devices – then imagine that, but devoted entirely to documentaries and factual dramas about royalty.

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Topics: True Royalty

Celebrate Meghan’s birthday and win a year’s subscription to True Royalty and a Fortnum & Mason Hamper!

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 1, 2020 12:54:35 AM

On Saturday 4th August Meghan Markle will be 37.

To celebrate the Duchess of Sussex’s birthday, True Royalty are giving FIVE lucky Royal fans the chance to win a year’s subscription to True Royalty and a Fortnum & Mason English Essentials Hamper worth £150.

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Topics: competition, Meghan Markle, birthday

Design Rooted in Royalty: Meet Hugo Taylor

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 1, 2020 12:46:08 AM

In the first of a series celebrating our summer partnership with Taylor Morris Eyewear, co-founder Hugo Taylor sits down with True Royalty Magazine to discuss his love of art, architecture and Royal history – and how this melting pot of influences informed his approach to designing eyewear.

 

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Topics: hugo taylor, royal glamour, art, design, taylor morris

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