Holidays Royalty

Christmas with Queen Victoria

In the third week of December, Victoria traveled south aboard the royal train to Portsmouth where she boarded the 160-foot-long, 370-ton paddle-wheel steamer Alberta. The steamer bore the queen across the silent, gray waters of the Solent to the Isle of Wight, landing at East Cowes. Her Majesty then set off in a carriage through …

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Prince of Wales Royalty

Waiting in the Wings

Today HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales turned sixty, thereby surpassing the term of his great-great grandfather Edward VII as heir to the British Crown by one year (incidentally, Charles is married to the great-granddaughter of Edward’s last mistress, Alice Keppel–how’s that for coming full circle). Like Bertie, Charles has weathered scandals regarding his personal …

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