It's either in or out for a minor royal. A mix and match approach raises too many problems.
In his recent interview, Prince Andrew claimed that he had stopped sweating. Here's what the research says about how and why our bodies do it.
A new exhibition illustrates the British monarchy's transition from global powerhouse to modern celebrities. But idolised images reign.
At least one second daughter of a second son of the British monarch has ended up on the throne in her own right.
Britain has always been good at projecting its values to the world. It's going to need that soft power once it leaves the EU.
What Prince Harry can learn from his predecessors.
The inter-marriage of Muslim families and the mingling with Christianity provides us with an interesting back story to a Muslim ancestor of the current British monarch.
Royal weddings have shaped how Americans imagine their own dream weddings. Unfortunately, they don't come cheap – which might explain why fewer and fewer are tying the knot.
Is £26,000 on sausage rolls money well spent?
The Queen has been central to the achievements of the Commonwealth. Her son can do the same, if he stops being quite so petulant about it.
Much of the Harry and Meghan coverage has ignored the royal family's complicated history with race and "blood" and its insistence on continuing outdated traditions.
Two tourism experts assess the evidence on whether visitors are drawn to the UK by the monarchy.
To succumb to conspiracy is to be human.
In August 1997, the death of Diana, Princess of Wales was followed by a huge outpouring of grief. Here's why.
Documentary makers, museum curators, PR teams and the royal family all want their say on the 20th anniversary of her death.
The hat is an example par excellence of aristocratic excess, the equivalent of a peacock's tail in seducing the Queen's subjects.
Emotional restraint in public life has a lot going for it.
It turned out to be a fairly minor announcement, but the palace knows how to work the news cycle.
Netflix’s most ambitious and expensive original drama is historical fiction at its most lavish.
British society takes monarchy far more seriously than they did two centuries ago. Far too seriously.