Blog Posts

  • Judith of Francia: Twice Queen of Wessex

    by - Dec 20, 2013
    Anglo-Saxon queens receive very little attention, with it commonly believed that there were no pre-Conquest queens in England. Such an assertion is patently untrue, as the lives of early queens, such as Elfrida, Emma of Normandy...
  • A guide to the Order of the British Empire

    by - Dec 17, 2013
    Two times a year (at The Queen’s Official Birthday and on New Year’s Day), lists of those set to receive honours from The Queen are published by the Government. The most common order which those being...
  • Just what does Prince Charles think about becoming King?

    by - Dec 14, 2013
    For almost 62 years now, the Prince of Wales has been preparing for a job which he will one day inherit. With a tremendous amount of expectation on him and endless speculation about what his reign...
  • Christmas at Sandringham

    by - Dec 10, 2013
    Sandringham – a massive, majestic estate – is the premier destination for the royal family during the Christmas holidays. Stemming from decades of tradition, from the childhood Christmases of Her Majesty, Sandringham has played host to...
  • Edward VIII abdication: 77 years ago today

    by - Dec 10, 2013
    On 10 December 1936 when the clock stuck 10 am, Edward VIII who had been king since 20 January of the same year upon the death of his father, King George V, put pen to paper...
  • The Commonwealth: uniting and forgiving

    by - Dec 8, 2013
    When discussing the most important bands of nations across the globe, we often think of the G8, the G20, the European Union and all of the other organisations that bring countries together encouraging trade and communication....
  • A history of Christmas Broadcasts

    by - Dec 7, 2013
    The Christmas Broadcast is a traditional part of the Christmas Day festivities for many people across the Commonwealth and indeed across the globe. When the first Christmas broadcast was made by George V in 1932, who...
  • Nelson Mandela and Queen Elizabeth: An extraordinary relationship

    by - Dec 5, 2013
    As the world marks Nelson Mandela’s passing, we take a moment to reflect on the extraordinary relationship the former South African President and Her Majesty The Queen shared. “It began at the 1991 heads of government...
  • What will Prince Charles’s succession be like?

    by - Dec 2, 2013
    For over 60 years now, Elizabeth II has reigned over the United Kingdom as Queen. Most people alive now have known no other Monarch and as a result, have never experienced a succession. Prince Charles, now...
  • Seasons Greetings: the history behind the Royal Christmas card

    by - Dec 2, 2013
    Sir Henry Cole fancied sending something different to his colleagues other than the typical Christmas letter. In 1843, he decided rather than writing individual letters which took some time and patience due to the amount of...