The judge was told the bowl was part of a dinner service commissioned by Queen Victoria (above) when staying at Balmoral Castle. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images

A Co Westmeath man has given a court undertaking not to dissipate any funds connected with the estate of his late mother, said to include a Wedgwoo(...)

The fruit bowl was part of a dinner service commissioned by Queen Victoria when staying at Balmoral Castle.

A valuable Wedgwood bowl which was part of a dinner service specially commissioned by Queen Victoria is at the centre of a High Court dispute. The fr(...)

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip pass the Brandenburg Gate during the British monarch’s visit to Berlin. Photograph: Stephanie Pilick/EPA 1:25

For decades, British visitors to Germany followed Basil Fawlty’s example and used every opportunity to not mention the war – by mentioning the war. Wh(...)

He is 94 years old on June 10th. He is married to one of the most famous women on the planet (no, not Kim Kardashian) and he costs the British taxp(...)

The five best cities for street food Hanoi food authorities recently had to test street food samples following rumours that vendors added marij(...)

A portrait of Lord Houghton wearing the insignia by Walter Frederick Osborne, which is in the National Portrait Gallery in London.

The ceremonial jewels worn by the Viceroy of Ireland 120 years ago have been sold at auction for twice the estimate at £21,250 (€29,800). The insign(...)

A portrait of Lord Houghton wearing the insignia  by Walter Frederick Osborne, which is in the National Portrait Gallery in London

Ceremonial jewels worn by the Viceroy of Ireland 120 years ago have been discovered in a duchess’s London bank vault and will be sold at auction on We(...)

Prince Charles on the Burren shakes hands with local farmer Oliver Nagle with his father Pat (right) during his visit to the locality. Photograph: Getty Images

Some 24 hours after the historic handshake and private meeting with Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, Britain’s Prince Charles is due to visit Mullaghmore(...)

 Lusitania moored in the Mersey, England,  in 1911. Photograph: PA Wire 4:01

The sinking of the RMS Lusitania may well be a critical chapter in the history of the first World War but it was also an immense human tragedy with th(...)

Lord Dufferin (in the top hat, back row) at a family gathering in Barrackpore, India, around 1880. Photograph: Alinari via Getty

‘He is I suppose the most popular man in Europe, but what a bore it must be, having to keep up such a reputation.” This 1879 judgment of the first (...)