Eva Grippa

Who is Johnny Thompson, the squire of King Charles III

Search engine searches began a few days before Queen Elizabeth II’s solemn funeral, when some people gathered outside Buckingham Palace noticed a man entering the palace, a soldier employed by the king. In a short time the name was discovered: Jonathan ‘Johnny’ Thompson, major of the Royal Regiment of Scotland who became Charles III’s squire. …

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Queen Elizabeth’s corgis give way to jack russels at Backingham Palace

As the queen took leave of the world after 11 interminable and very complicated days of vigils, processions and funeral rites, news arrived that gives a little bit of the measure of what has happened in the British monarchy: the corgi dogs, beloved by Elizabeth, are been put at the door. The changing of the …

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Kate and Meghan at the funeral of Elizabeth II: the looks

Kate and Meghan, together again. On the day when Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral is celebrated, as always these days, the spotlight is on the spouses of the Windsor brothers: Catherine Middleton, 40, Princess of Wales and wife of William, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex (41), the American wife of Harry, prince expat who in …

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Harry turns 38: his first birthday since the queen’s death

“Thank you, Grandma, for your commitment to service. For your valuable advice. For your contagious smile. I will always be grateful for all of our first encounters – from my earliest childhood memories with you, to first meeting you as my commander in chief, to the first moment you met my dear wife and hugged …

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Lady Diana and Elizabeth II: when the queen bowed to the funeral procession

For 25 years, exactly since August 31, 1997, the date of Lady Diana’s death, the world has been wondering about how the relationship between the People’s Princess (as Tony Blair defined her) and Queen Elizabeth really was. And today that even the most beloved sovereign in the world has left us, and just a few …

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