Posts tagged: Royalty

Archduke Ferdinand, Animal Killer

 Spiegel Online reports on a newly-published diary by Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the man whose assassination sparked World War I.  He killed a lot of animals. A lot of animals.

Queen Beatrix Biography

The Queen is abdicating, as her mother and grandmother did before her. We’ve got the story on her life and career.

Cromwell’s Cosmetics

 Recent analysis shows that Oliver Cromwell owned pots of fancy scented soaps. Now he’s been branded by the U.K. press as a “metrosexual.”

Kate Middleton’s First Speech

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, made her first public speech since getting married to Prince William last year. Watch all two and a half minutes of it.

60 Years as The Queen

 Queen Elizabeth II was in Kenya when she found out her father King George VI had died. That was 60 years ago, and 2012 brings her Diamond Jubilee. 

Prince Albert Died 150 Years Ago

 Prince Albert, husband to Queen Victoria, died on this day 150 years ago. He was only 42 years old and left behind a widow with nine children.

The World’s Longest-Reigning Monarch

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej turned 84 years old yesterday. He’s been the king since 1946 — that’s more than 65 years on the throne. Who’s the second longest-reigning monarch?