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  • Can Prince Charles be skipped in the line of succession?

    by - Jan 19, 2014
    Recent polls have shown that support for the Prince of Wales becoming king is constantly on the increase and at the moment is riding higher than support for the Duke of Cambridge succeeding after Her Majesty....
  • Scotland and the Act of Union: Over 300 years on

    by - Jan 18, 2014
    On January 16, 1707 the Act of Union was passed under Queen Anne. This historic document, and one of the few important legislative pieces to be passed under her reign, brought together the thrones and Parliaments...
  • What are The Queen’s powers?

    by - Jan 10, 2014
    The Royal Prerogative are a set number of powers and privileges held by The Queen as part of the British constitution. Nowadays, a lot of these powers are exercised on Her Majesty’s behalf by ministers –...
  • Why does The Queen love Sandringham?

    by - Jan 6, 2014
    It is at this time of the year that The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh stay at Sandringham, but why does The Queen likes it so much? The story of the royal connection begins in 1862. Prince Albert,...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Stable, carriage house and garage: a look at the Royal Mews Part I

    by - Nov 27, 2013
    When one thinks of the Royal Mews, you may think of horses and maybe a carriage. The Royal Mews is not your typical garage or storage facility. It is home to not only to the Horses and...