The Crown: Matt Smith as the young Prince Phillip. Photograph: Robert Viglasky/Netflix

Millions of Netflix viewers will, on hearing of the duke of Edinburgh’s death, think first of the character played by Matt Smith and Tobias Menzies in(...)

Lord and Lady Mountbatten with daughters Pamela and Patricia ride along the beach at Classiebawn. Photograph © The University of Southampton Library

The family collection of the late Patricia Knatchbull, of Newhouse in Kent, who died in 2017, will be auctioned by Sotheby’s on March 24th in London. (...)

Vanessa Kirby: ‘I want to be the turbulent, complex sister. I don’t know why that is. I would have been a hopeless Queen Elizabeth.’

This month all eyes should be on Vanessa Kirby, as Netflix unveils her extraordinary turn at the centre of Pieces of a Woman, which is due to premiere(...)

Moives due to come our way in 2021...

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a traffic jam of anticipated films for this year as dozens of films shifted from 2020 to a 2021 release Le(...)

The Princess Switch: Switched Again. Vanessa Hudgens as Stacy/Margaret/Fiona

“A palace can feel quite cosy if you share it with someone you love.” Is this a) the tagline for The Crown on Netflix or b) something Prince Edward sa(...)

Desmond Guinness at Leixlip Castle in 2013. Photograph: Eric Lukebridge Big House Festival August Bank Holiday

Born: 8th September, 1931 Died: 20th August, 2020 It is an extraordinary tribute to the Hon Desmond Guinness, who has died aged 88, that it is merely(...)

John Hemingway (100-years- old), who is the only surviving Irish Battle of Britain pilot veteran, pictured with a photograph of himself aged 20 in 1939 just after the outbreak of the second World War. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Irishman John Hemingway is now the last of the second World War “Few” who fought in the Battle of Britain still alive. It follows the death in a York(...)

 Queen Elizabeth addresses the UK in a special broadcast  in relation to the Coronavirus outbreak. Photograph:Buckingham Palace / Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth has invoked the spirit of the second World War in a televised address to the British people, urging them to unite and cooperate in the(...)

The Succession actor and Golden Globe winner Brian Cox. Photograph: Philip Cheung/Guardian

Doing an interview over the phone can be a thankless job: lines get crossed, you awkwardly interrupt one another and, without the intimacy of a face t(...)

There are new challenges for the Queen. The World is Changing, something which is ever surprising to people in period dramas.

The Crown is back on Netflix. The first two series covered our hero’s rise from a plucky underdog engaged in backstreet underground Queening contests (...)

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