British Royals

Prince George takes control as Wales family take in air tattoo

The Wales family did not let a little rain spoil their day out! As the school year comes to an end, the Prince and Princess of Wales took their three children to an air tattoo. The family of five attended the Royal International Air Tattoo in Gloucestershire. At the event, put on by the Royal Air Force (RAF), the Wales’ got and up close look at aircraft and met with cadets. Embed from…
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The Sword of State in the Honours of Scotland

The Crown of Scotland, a sceptre and the Sword of State make up the Honours of Scotland and they are the oldest regalia items in the British Isles. The Sword of State dates back to 1507. It was a gift from Pope Julius II to King James IV. It was in honour of James’s…
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The Sword of State in the Honours of Scotland

The Crown of Scotland, a sceptre and the Sword of State make up the Honours of Scotland and they are the oldest regalia items in the British Isles. The Sword of State dates back to 1507. It was a gift from Pope Julius II to King James IV. It was in honour of James’s…
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How the Honours of Scotland were hidden for safety in World War II

Looking back at the history of the Honours of Scotland, it would seem that they have spent more time hidden in the nooks and crannies of Edinburgh Castle, than they have out in the open. The Honours of Scotland are the oldest pieces of regalia in the British Isles. The Honours are the Crown of Scotland, a sceptre and the Sword of State. They have not been used the crown a monarch since Charles…
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The Mantle Of The Order Of The Garter

The order of the Garter is considered the oldest and most senior Order of Chivalry in Britain. Created over 700 years ago by King Edward III, the Order was inspired by King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Today the 24 Knights of the Garter are men and women chosen for their contributions to society. The Sovereign personally chooses the knights. The patron saint of the Order is Saint…
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The Homage and its role in the Coronation

Historically the homage part of the Coronation has involved Archbishops, royal blood princes and senior peers. King Charles III has decided to have the homage be more inclusive and one homage, more limited. The first homage is at the beginning of the service known as The Recognition. King Charles will stand and turn in the four directions of Westminster Abbey, presenting himself to the…
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