Opinion

  • Georgie, Willy, Nicky – Three Monarchs, One World War

    by - Aug 23, 2014
    Everyone knows that one chap who is constantly sticking his nose into things that don’t concern him, badgers people about issues he knows nothing about or constantly insists that they know what is going on and...
  • Military Monarchs: The Changing Face of the Monarchy

    by - Aug 6, 2014
    There were times when monarchs lead their men into war. Mounted on white chargers, banners snapping, armour clanking, trumpets trumpeting and shouts of war echoing across misty fields were common place for monarchs back in the...
  • Politics and Personal Rule: The Changing Face of the Monarchy

    by - Jul 22, 2014
    Today, the role of the monarch in politics can quite simply be boiled down to three simple facts; the monarch has the right to “be consulted, the right to encourage and the right to warn”. This point,...
  • The rise of Princess Beatrice

    by - Jun 12, 2014
    Sixth in line to the throne, aged 25 and already demonstrating a flair for connecting with people, Princess Beatrice of York is fast becoming the one to watch on the royal engagements scene. The Princess, eldest...
  • Why the arguments for a republic are an insult to the intelligence

    by - Jun 1, 2014
    Those who follow me on Twitter will know I’m often enlisted in arguments with republicans on all manner of topics. Almost invariably, however, over the nature of monarchy. Whilst it’s easy to scorn and berate Monarchy...
  • The ups and downs of reforming peerage succession

    by - May 20, 2014
    Last week the Courtier reported that the bid to allow daughters to inherit peerages is to be given another chance in this final session of the present Parliament thanks to Lord Trefgarne’s new bill which is set...
  • Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first official day in Canberra

    by - Apr 24, 2014
    While we retain the Monarch as head of state in Australia it isn’t to often that the Australian Royal Family makes the news here, but local media has been sent into meltdown with the royal tour...
  • A Quick Review of the Six Wives of Henry the 8th by Alison Weir

    by - Apr 4, 2014
    The Queen, the Lover, the Mother, the Outcast, the Victim and the Survivor; the six wives of Henry the 8th. Historian and Tudor expert Alison Weir brings to life these six remarkable women in her book...
  • 14 ways to celebrate mum in royal style

    by - Mar 26, 2014
    The formative period for building character for eternity is in the nursery. The mother is queen of that realm and sways a scepter more potent than that of kings or priests. ~Author Unknown With Mothering Sunday...
  • Kings, Queens and Olympic dreams

    by - Mar 20, 2014
    The Sochi Winter Olympics gave us plenty of glimpses of royal spectators but no royal competitors.  But past Games, both winter and summer, have seen their fair share of kings and queens going for gold with...