Patricia Mountbatten and John Knatchbull arriving for their wedding at Romsey Abbey in Hampshire, England, in 1946. Photograph: Eddie Worth/Associated Press

Patricia Knatchbull, a grande dame of Britain’s titled elite, whose life embraced a fabled childhood between two world wars and deep personal tragedy (...)

Britain’s Prince Charles arrived at the National University of Ireland in Galwayon Tuesday, May 18th.  Photograph: Darren Staples/Retuers

“Mr Flanagan, a daoine uaiseala (Ladies and gentlemen),I must just say, before going any further, what a treat it was to hear real Irish music - one c(...)

Prince Charles and  the Duchess of Cornwall at Mullaghmore, Co Sligo. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Prince Charles has paid an emotional visit to the picturesque Irish harbour village where the IRA murdered Lord Mountbatten, his beloved great uncl(...)

Britain’s Prince Charles and his partner Camilla Parker-Bowles will visit Mullaghmore harbour, where the prince’s great-uncle Lord Louis Mountbatten died in an IRA bombing almost 36 years ago. File photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Reuters

Britain’s Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles begin their four-day trip to Ireland on Tuesday with a visit to NUI Galway’s (N(...)

Martin McGuinness, the Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has yet to respond to an invitation to attend the state banquet in honour of President Michael D Higgin(...)