• The Royal Box episode 30: Life at Balmoral and what it’s really like to be on a royal tour
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    The Royal Box episode 30: Life at Balmoral and what it’s really like to be on a royal tour

    The Queen traditionally retreats to Balmoral every summer - but why do the royals love the Scottish estate so much? Host Kate Thornton is joined by royal commentator Omid Scobie, The Sun’s former royal editor Duncan Larcombe and The Sunday Times’ royal correspondent Roya Nikkhah to discuss life at Balmoral and where the royals like to holiday to get away from it all. With upcoming overseas trips for the Cambridges and the Sussexes planned, the guests talk about the importance of royal tours and the planning that goes into them to make them run like clockwork. Plus they reveal some personal anecdotes from what it’s like to cover a royal tour.

  • The Queen, Charles and William 'always travel with a bag of their own blood'
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    The Queen, Charles and William 'always travel with a bag of their own blood'

    It's essential for the monarch and her heirs.

  • The Queen, Charles and William 'always travel with a bag of their own blood'
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    The Queen, Charles and William 'always travel with a bag of their own blood'

    The Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William always take a vital essential on their royal tours with them - a supply of their own blood. The Sun’s former royal editor Duncan Larcombe tells Yahoo UK’s ‘The Royal Box,’: “If it’s the Queen, Prince Charles or Prince William, they’ll have the royal physician with them, with a bag full of their own blood, just in case something happens.” With Charles and Camilla going to New Zealand, Kate and William set to travel to Pakistan and Meghan and Harry heading to Africa this autumn - who is in their royal entourage? The Sunday Times' royal correspondent Roya Nikkhah explains: "It tends to be between 12 - 14 in the entourage. It tends to be three press secretaries, a private secretary, sometimes an assistant private secretary will go as well, a hairdresser, a valet, a digital person who assists with communications."

  • 5 scandals and tragedies that have broken while the Royal Family has been at Balmoral
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    5 scandals and tragedies that have broken while the Royal Family has been at Balmoral

    Every summer, the Queen retreats to her Scottish estate Balmoral, for some relaxation and privacy. But some of the most prolific news stories, scandals and tragedies have broken while the royals have been at the estate - including Sarah Ferguson's toe-sucking photos in 1992 and Princess Diana's death in 1997. Speaking on Yahoo UK’s ‘The Royal Box,’ The Sun’s former royal editor Duncan Larcombe says: “This is a place where some of the biggest events to affect the Royal Family have broken, whilst they’ve been there in this hideout. “It is a hideout, it’s in the middle of nowhere.”

  • Introducing the 26 royal families of the world: From Britain to Bahrain to Bhutan
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    Introducing the 26 royal families of the world: From Britain to Bahrain to Bhutan

    The UK might have one of the most famous Royal Families, but how much do you know about monarchies around the world?

  • Princess Beatrice's original name was 'vetoed by the Queen'
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    Princess Beatrice's original name was 'vetoed by the Queen'

    Her Majesty has to approve royal baby names.

  • The Queen leaves gifts at the foot of Prince George's bed
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    The Queen leaves gifts at the foot of Prince George's bed

    The six-year-old and his 'Gan Gan' share a special bond.

  • The Queen's hiring a chef - but the salary's way under the UK average
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    The Queen's hiring a chef - but the salary's way under the UK average

    But there are added perks to the job.

  • The huge problem facing the Royal Family when the Queen dies
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    The huge problem facing the Royal Family when the Queen dies

    The Royal Family face a problem when the Queen dies and it’s all to do with the popularity of the monarchy, according to one royal expert. Tim Ewart, ITV News’ former royal editor tells Yahoo UK’s ‘The Royal Box’: “The reality for the monarchy is that when the Queen dies, one of the reasons for the monarchy’s popularity will be gone. “A large part of the popularity of the monarchy is based on the popularity of the Queen. Will that transfer to her son? Open question, we don’t know, but there are suggestions that he’s not as popular as she is.”

  • How the Queen starts her day is so far removed from everyone else
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    How the Queen starts her day is so far removed from everyone else

    If you're a royal, getting dressed in a morning is a little different.

  • How the Queen starts her day
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    How the Queen starts her day

    Paul Burrell, who was the Queen’s footman before he became Princess Diana reveals to Yahoo UK’s ‘The Royal Box,’ reveals Her Majesty doesn’t have any clothes - or costumes as she calls them - in her rooms. He says: “She has to have her outfits brought down to her, all her clothes are kept on the top floor. “Her dresser will bring down in the morning two outfits, which are sketched with pieces of material clipped to them so that the Queen can remember whether it’s silk or cotton or wool. “The one the Queen picks is the one which is brought downstairs from up above so she doesn’t actually see her wardrobe with clothes in it.”

  • The Royal Box episode 26: The charity ‘split’ and what Americans think of the Royal Family
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    The Royal Box episode 26: The charity ‘split’ and what Americans think of the Royal Family

    The Sussexes have officially split away from their joint The Royal Foundation with the Cambridges, so what does this mean for the future? CNN’s royal commentator Victoria Arbiter, royal author Phil Dampier and PR expert Nick Ede discuss the pros and cons with host Kate Thornton. They also discuss the recent royal family get-togethers at Trooping the Colour, Garter day and Ascot and whether these ceremonial traditions will continue in future when Charles and then William are king. Victoria Arbiter, speaking from a US perspective, gives her take on what Americans think of the Royal Family. Elsewhere, Yahoo UK’s royal correspondent Danielle Stacey speaks to Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell. Before working for Diana, Mr Burrell was a footman for the Queen. He tells some of his favourite anecdotes about Her Majesty, including their flight on Concorde and how she’s a great mimic. He also reveals that Meghan Markle wouldn’t have been given any formal preparation for joining the Royal Family.

  • Yahoo UK speaks to Princess Diana's former butler Paul Burrell
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    Yahoo UK speaks to Princess Diana's former butler Paul Burrell

    Yahoo UK’s royal correspondent Danielle Stacey speaks to Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell. Before working for Diana, Mr Burrell was a footman for the Queen. He tells some of his favourite anecdotes about Her Majesty, including their flight on Concorde and how she’s a great mimic. He also reveals that Meghan Markle wouldn’t have been given any formal preparation for joining the Royal Family.

  • How much the Queen has won at Ascot over the years
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    How much the Queen has won at Ascot over the years

    Royal journalist and author Phil Dampier tells Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box,' that the Queen has "won about £7m" at Ascot over the years. Her Majesty, 93, has long been an owner and breeder of many thoroughbred horses, winning her first race at Ascot in 1953. Dampier added: "In the old days she used to go out riding on the course, before the meeting on a horse." CNN royal commentator Victoria Arbiter says: "Some of my favourite vintage footage on YouTube is the Queen Mother, Princess Margaret and the Queen at the races, you can’t take your eyes off it, it’s hilarious to see their humanity."

  • Another royal is moving out of Kensington Palace
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    Another royal is moving out of Kensington Palace

    Just months after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex bid farewell to London, another royal is following them out the door.

  • Duchess of Cambridge hands out hugs as she takes over Queen's patronage
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    Duchess of Cambridge hands out hugs as she takes over Queen's patronage

    The Queen held the role as Patron of The Royal Photographic Society for 67 years.

  • Why Duchess Kate and the Queen both look so gloomy in the royal carriage
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    Why Duchess Kate and the Queen both look so gloomy in the royal carriage

    The monarch and future queen both suffer from motion sickness.

  • Best photos of the Royal Family at Ascot 2019
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    Best photos of the Royal Family at Ascot 2019

    It's one of the highlights of the royals' calendar.

  • Donald Trump takes a selfie with the Queen in new clip from 'The Queen’s Corgi'
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    Donald Trump takes a selfie with the Queen in new clip from 'The Queen’s Corgi'

    Just when you thought 2019 couldn’t get worse.

  • Mike Tindall cracks the Queen up with top hat joke
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    Mike Tindall cracks the Queen up with top hat joke

    A moment of fun among all the pomp and pageantry!

  • How the Royal Family dresses for Ascot: Best fashion from the 2019 racecourse
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    How the Royal Family dresses for Ascot: Best fashion from the 2019 racecourse

    See all the best royal looks from Ascot 2019.

  • Royal Ascot: When is it, the Royal Family's attendance and its history
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    Danielle Stacey

    Royal Ascot: When is it, the Royal Family's attendance and its history

    The Royal Family has a long association with the racecourse.

  • The Queen 'will not attend Archie's christening'
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    The Queen 'will not attend Archie's christening'

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's son will reportedly be christened next month.

  • What is the royal Order of the Garter ceremony?
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    What is the royal Order of the Garter ceremony?

    Everything you need to know about the annual service, attended by the Royal Family.