An intimate moment between Queen Elizabeth II and her daughter, Anne, during a photocall after the little princess’ christening, 21 October 1950.


Queen Mary of Great Britain. Mids 1930s.


King Edward and Queen Alexandra when they are Prince and Princess of Wales


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THIS DAY IN HISTORY ♦ Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather, King George III, as the longest reigning monarch in British history – a record the current Queen Elizabeth II will break on 9 September 2015 (22 September 1896)

The Duke of Cambridge was greeted in Malta by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and his wife Michelle. Their two daughters Etoile and Soleil presented the Duke with a bouquet of flowers & gifts of a teddy bear and a ball for one-year-old Prince George to play with | 09.20.14

Prince Charles and Princess Anne at his fifth birthday party


Long-lost picture of Henry VIII as a child discovered

The unknown painting, which is contained in a passional manuscript, shows the monarch as a young boy, weeping upon a bed with his two sisters.

The book is believed to have been written and donated to Henry the VII upon the death of his wife Elizabeth of York, and passed into the possession of a noble family.

The picture, one of several dozen in the Vaux passional, shows Henry as a child, with his red head buried in his arms on his late mother’s bed. His sisters Mary and Margaret are depicted sitting on the floor near to him, while his father sits on a throne in the foreground.

Saying Henry VIII was depicted as a child “very infrequently,” he added: “He felt the death of his mother more than anybody; it really, really rocked him. He was absolutely inconsolable.


Line of succession to the ♦ British throne.