Explanation

  • 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...
  • Transforming the Duchy and the future: Part III

    by - Nov 25, 2013
    As the last part in the Duchy series, we take a look at the Duke of Cornwall’s vision, changes made at the Duchy and the environment. In 1952, Prince Charles became the 24th Duke of Cornwall...
  • A complete guide to God Save The Queen

    by - Nov 19, 2013
    As a royalist, I feel having a national anthem about our Queen is a fantastic thing. Republicans argue (they always do) that God Save The Queen shouldn’t be Britain’s anthem because it’s ‘all about The Queen’...
  • More than plots of land: Duchy of Cornwall part 2

    by - Nov 18, 2013
    Many people will hear ‘The Duchy of Cornwall’ and think it is some land Prince Charles has or an organic farm. But, The Duchy of Cornwall is much more than that. This is part two of...
  • Why does Britain celebrate Bonfire Night?

    by - Nov 5, 2013
    “Remember, remember! The fifth of November, The Gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason Why the Gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot!” Every year on 5th November Britain is lit up with fireworks and bonfires with many...
  • ‘All Aboard’ – A complete guide to the Royal Train

    by - Oct 20, 2013
    The Royal Train has been the mobile residence of the Sovereign for over 150 years. The train is comprised of nine coaches that may easily be changed depending on who is using the train. The usual...