royal family

  • 30 Jul 2013

    Support for monarchy relies more on emotion than it does on reason. It is therefore only sensible to admit that this is not the most fruitful time to be a Republican.

  • 2 Apr 2013

    The democratic campaign group Republic has challenged the BBC over its role as what it describes as "propagandist-in-chief for the royal family".

  • 16 Nov 2012

    In seeking once again to blame the poor for poverty, UK work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith has implied that several children of members of the royal family may be poorer than many living on the breadline with parents earning the minimum wage.

  • 20 Sep 2011

    Christians of all denominations have been invited to take part in lighting church beacons on 4 June 2012 to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

  • 2 May 2011

    The incongruity appeared to raise little comment. At a wedding - perhaps one of the most tender of human ceremonies in its manifestation of love and hope - all the principal male figures wore the uniforms of forces whose business is armed conflict.

  • 29 Apr 2011

    “Are you for King or for Parliament?” I was taught at a tender age to ask the burning question of mid 17th century England as a means of assessing an individual's take on society. It seems apposite once again.

  • 8 Jan 2011

    Republic has condemned government plans to increase secrecy surrounding the royal family by amending the Freedom of Information Act.

  • 29 Jun 2010

    Church of Sweden Archbishop Anders Wejryd, has reminded Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling whom he married recently, that they are not indispensable.

  • 24 Nov 2009

    Attempts to give the royal household complete exemption from the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act are facing strong opposition, with MPs, campaigners and members of the public criticising the proposal.

  • 28 Sep 2009

    There has been a shocked response to news that the royal family is seeking to negotiate an increase in the Civil List - the money they are granted each year from public funds - despite the public spending cuts that are likely due to the recession.