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  • 62 years on: How Elizabeth became our Queen

    by - Feb 6, 2014
    On this very day in 1952, King George VI of the United Kingdom died peacefully in his sleep at Sandringham House, aged just 56, after a long battle with lung cancer. The heiress presumptive to the...
  • Why isn’t Prince Philip King?

    by - Feb 4, 2014
    In a follow on from my ‘Why Camilla must become our Queen’ post last week, a lot of comments raised the question of why Prince Philip isn’t king, despite the wife of a king being a...
  • The Story of the Peerage: How does it all work?

    by - Feb 2, 2014
    Anyone who knows will tell you that the British Peerage is a complicated and diverse institution – and in this article (Part 2 of the Story of the Peerage series), I will explain everything you need to...
  • The Story of the Peerage: Feudal Beginnings

    by - Jan 26, 2014
    The origins of the peerage are not as obscure as one may think at first thought. In fact, documents dating back over a thousand years have helped historian piece together exactly how we have managed to...
  • 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...