Blog Posts

  • What’s in store for the Royal Family in 2014?

    by - Dec 30, 2013
    There’s no doubt that 2013 has been another amazing year for the Royal Family. With the birth of Prince George in July and the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation, it’s been another year of milestones....
  • William III – The Invader King

    by - Dec 28, 2013
    On this day in 1688, the Dutch Stateholder William III of Orange made a triumphant march into London ending the reign of King James II. In what history has since coined the “Glorious Revolution” William of...
  • Titles on Downton Abbey explained

    by - Dec 21, 2013
    Downton Abbey is, without doubt, one of the most consistently popular TV shows produced in recent times. The show, which gives a look at the life of the Crawleys, a fictional aristocratic family who run and...
  • 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...
  • 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...