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CATEGORY: British Royals
Is Queen Elizabeth Related to the Prophet Muhammad?
April 11, 2018

Old claims that the British monarch is descended from the Prophet Muhammad have resurfaced—but they may reveal more about modern perceptions of Islam than the queen. Read More

British Royals Hid Crown Jewels From Nazis in a Cracker Box
January 12, 2018

Queen Elizabeth II had no idea about this top-secret operation until recently. Read More

Watching The Crown? Here Are the Real Facts You Need to Know
December 20, 2017

Was Edward VIII a Nazi sympathizer looking to overthrow his brother? Read More

The Governess Who Spilled the Queen’s Secrets
December 14, 2017

Crawfie’s revelations titillated a nation—but she paid the price. Read More

Why Princess Margaret Sacrificed Love for the Crown
December 8, 2017

In marriage and divorce, the strong-willed princess helped modernize royal love. Read More

The Royal Paramour Who Paved the Way For Meghan Markle
November 28, 2017

The last time an American divorcée tried to marry into the royal family, it went very, very badly. Read More

Henry VIII Beheaded Meghan Markle’s Ancestor
November 27, 2017

The family tree of Prince Harry's fiancé is getting a lot of attention. Read More

British Royals Have Been Scandalously Marrying Commoners Since 1464
June 15, 2017

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The Shocking Medieval Execution Story Referenced by James Comey
June 8, 2017

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Prince Philip: From Controversial Consort to Royal Stalwart
May 4, 2017

The 95-year-old Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Great Britain’s longest-serving monarch, is retiring from his public duties this fall. Read More