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  • ‘Within the Commonwealth Realm’ – Canada

    by - Nov 28, 2014
    Canada holds the titles of the largest Commonwealth country, and the most visited by Her Majesty The Queen. Queen Elizabeth II, or as her Canadian title states – ‘Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God...
  • ‘Within the Commonwealth Realm’ – Introduction

    by - Nov 26, 2014
    The United Kingdom does not stand alone as being proud to call Queen Elizabeth II their Queen. The Commonwealth realm was created through the Statute of Westminster in 1931 to give former dominions of the UK...
  • Behind the Royal Door: Prince William of Gloucester

    by - Nov 26, 2014
    Born on 18 December 1941, Prince William Henry Andrew Frederick of Gloucester was the eldest son on Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester. William spent his childhood at the family home,...
  • ‘The absolute right to rule’ – The Divine Right of Kings

    by - Nov 25, 2014
    “…the figure of God’s majesty, His captain, steward, deputy-elect, Anointed, crowned,…” - Richard II The Divine Right of Kings can be dated back to the medieval period, where it highlighted the superiority and legitimacy of a monarch....
  • The Royal W: The Queen’s moon message

    by - Nov 25, 2014
    As we continue this series, I come across more interesting bits of history. Some as you may notice are shorter than others, but are certainly worth mentioning. A message from the Queen was produced on microfilm,...
  • The Royal W: Dine and Sleep

    by - Nov 24, 2014
    On occasion, perhaps two or three times a year during their residency at Windsor Castle, Her Majesty issues what are known as ‘dine and sleep’ invitations. The guests might include the current Prime Minister, government members,...
  • Notable Names: Thomas Becket

    by - Nov 24, 2014
    Thomas Becket is famously remembered as the Archbishop of Canterbury who was murdered upon the supposed orders of King Henry II. Becket’s legacy has continued into the modern day, with many authors, poets, and films being centred on his...
  • History Rewind: Windsor Castle fire

    by - Nov 20, 2014
    Although Her Majesty The Queen hadn’t yet made her ‘Annus Horribilis’ speech at the Guildhall, 1992 was already proving a disastrous year for The Royal Family. The Princess Royal had announced her divorce from Captain Mark...
  • Royal Fashion Round-up: November (part one)

    by - Nov 19, 2014
    Plenty of work to keep the Royal ladies busy recently, so lets take a look at their most recent fashion outings. Hosting a Victoria and George Cross reception at The Palace, The Queen chose a baby...
  • The Royal Household: Pages of the Backstairs

    by - Nov 19, 2014
    First appointed by Queen Anne in the 1700s, The Pages of the Backstairs were created as she wanted to distinguish between the Ladies of the Bedchamber and her closest male servant. The Pages were thought highly...