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Meghan Markle closed a car door. Photograph: Getty

In journalistic circles, silly season is supposed to be well and truly over. So in normal circumstances, the idea of the media reporting about a woman(...)

Meghan Markle  greeting spectators as they arrive for a visit at Trinity College in Dublin. Photograph: Trinity College handout

There really is something about Meghan, isn’t there? The glistening mane of hair, the doe-eyed Hepburn ebullience, the dashing royal hubby, the intrig(...)

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex,  wave as they leave Windsor Castle after their wedding. Photograph: Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images

A divorced, self-made, self-declared feminist, biracial American woman, and a descendant of slaves, has married the son of the heir to the British thr(...)

Zachary Faden makes drinks at a royal wedding-themed pop-up bar in Washington, DC as part of celebrations for the upcoming royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

The elderflower cakes are for sale in Georgetown’s famous cupcake store; a royal pop-up bar has opened in the trendy Shaw neighbourhood in DC; and the(...)

Meghan Markle: Prince Harry’s American fiancee is the child of an Emmy-winning lighting designer and a “free-spirited clinical therapist”. Photograph: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

It was only a matter of time before comparisons were made between Meghan Markle, Prince Harry’s fiancee, and Wallis Simpson, who married Edward VIII i(...)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle watch Wheelchair Tennis at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Cana, in September 2017

Prince Harry is to marry his girlfriend, the American actor Meghan Markle, in spring 2018. The couple got engaged earlier this month. 1 Markle is the(...)

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 (...)

Michael Jordan: “The main question a collector or investor should ask is “what is the re-saleable opportunity of this item if I have to sell it?” Photograph: Dave Cullen Photography

Michael Jordan is a jewellery auctioneer and the managing director of O’Reillys Auction Rooms at 126 Francis Street, Dublin 8, in the heart of Dublin(...)

March, 1953: Queen Elizabeth II of England  in a garden with a dog. Photograph: Getty Images

1926-1936: the nursery years When the British home secretary, Sir William Joynson-Hicks, is torn away from the pressing matter of the looming general(...)

Photograph: Haydeny West/PA

Northern Irish fiction is currently having a bit of a moment: novels have been picked up by major publishing houses and Bernard McLaverty, Lucy Cal(...)

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