Blog Posts

  • Dame Quentin Bryce retires as Governor-General of Australia

    by - Mar 26, 2014
    Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO has ended her term as the first female Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia today, after performing her last public appearances in this role. Dame Quentin left Government House with a...
  • The Queen and the Royal Watermen, 800 years of royal history to be celebrated

    by - Mar 26, 2014
    The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will attend a reception at London’s Watermen’s Hall on 27 March 2014 to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Royal Watermen. One may forget that the Thames was the...
  • History Rewind: Queen Mary dies after illness

    by - Mar 24, 2014
    Today in 1953 Queen Mary, The Queen’s grandmother, died peacefully in her sleep. She was 85 years old. At 11:15pm an announcement was posted outside Marlborough House announcing her death. According to The Yorkshire Post from...
  • Regicide: how Queen Victoria survived SEVEN assassination attempts (Part Two)

    by - Mar 23, 2014
    From last week’s post, we continue with the accounts of Victoria’s attempted assassinations, covering her last 3 assailant’s stories, as well as a few others that got rather close to Victoria… Victoria faced the most assassination...
  • ‘Glorious Georges’ to open at Historic Royal Palaces

    by - Mar 23, 2014
    The Georgian Era, known so because of the reign of four King Georges in succession, was one of the most significant eras in British royal history. Although the first king arrived from Germany and spoke almost...
  • 97 years since the fall of Imperial Russia

    by - Mar 20, 2014
    For 634 years, some form of monarchy had been in operation in Russia, first as the Principality of Moscow, then as the Tsardom of Russia, and more recently, the Russian Empire with some of the most...
  • Kings, Queens and Olympic dreams

    by - Mar 20, 2014
    The Sochi Winter Olympics gave us plenty of glimpses of royal spectators but no royal competitors.  But past Games, both winter and summer, have seen their fair share of kings and queens going for gold with...
  • A Royal Burial – St George’s Chapel

    by - Mar 20, 2014
    St George’s Chapel is the place of worship at Windsor Castle. It is both a Royal Peculiar and the chapel of the Order of the Garter, and is located in the lower ward of Windsor Castle,...
  • History Rewind: 40 years ago today, Princess Anne kidnap attempt foiled

    by - Mar 20, 2014
    40 years ago today, Princess Anne and her then husband Captain Mark Phillips escaped a kidnap attempt during which four people were injured. The royal couple was returning to Buckingham Palace along The Mall when their...
  • Commonwealth eases ban on Fiji

    by - Mar 18, 2014
    The Fijian flag that still includes the Union Jack is once again flying at the Commonwealth Secretariat gardens in London following an announcement from the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group which decided to ease but not lift the current...