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  • Behind Palace Walls: Royal Sisters

    The Heir and The Spare. It has been said that two sisters were never less alike and, indeed, Elizabeth and Margaret travelled very different paths throughout their lives.

  • Victoria's Letters: Constraint

    From state affairs to family gossip, Queen Victoria poured her emotions into her diaries with such honesty that those close to her were afraid lest her more alarming opinions escape and prove catastrophic for the young Queen. Indeed, after her death many of her diaries were burned by her own daug...

  • Victoria's Letters: Liberation

    Although deeply in love with her husband, Victoria often felt constrained by Prince Albert. In an era when it was unusual for a gentleman to default to his wife, it was felt he used her pregnancies as a way to gain power. After his death Victoria was bereft but, as her diaries show, also became f...

  • Royal Secrets: Royal Wives

    When you become a Royal wife your life changes forever. Historically Royal wives were picked from a pool of eligible women from across Europe in order to form political alliances. Nowadays while perhaps not such a game of thrones there is, without doubt, much that rests on the choice of a bride.

  • Inside Kensington Palace: Fit for a Princess

    Kensington Palace has long been the hub of Royal life and home to many including Princesses Margaret, Diana, Eugenie, Kate and Meghan.

  • Diana and Sarah: The Royal Wives of Windsor

    They began with high hopes and fairy-tale weddings but ended in scandal and with bitter accusations as both Royal couples announced that they were separating. This is the story of Diana and Sarah, the ‘Royal Wives of Windsor'.

  • Behind Palace Walls: Royal Wives

    The life of a Royal Wife has never been easy but the focus of the media in modern times has often made their lives infinitely more complicated.