International royals

King of Tonga Calls for Snap Election

In a royal decree yesterday, King Tupou IV of Tonga has dissolved the national parliament and called for a new snap election to be held a year early on 16 November. The sudden decision will be one of the first major tests of the island nation’s young democratic system. The Kingdom of Tonga held its first major democratic elections in 2010, which for the first time saw the majority of seats…
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Insight

Taking a look at the Order of Canada

The Order of Canada was established by Her Majesty The Queen, as Queen of Canada, as part of the creation of a Canadian honours system unique to the country and the reduction of the use of British honours within the realm. The Order of Canada recognises outstanding…
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The Many Titles of Queen Elizabeth II

Her Majesty The Queen, since her birth in 1926, has been granted the use of numerous official and unofficial titles and styles befitting her position as a child of a royal Duke, the heir presumptive to the throne, the spouse of a royal Duke and as Sovereign. Although The Queen is known as, simply ‘The Queen’ or ‘Elizabeth II’ by her subjects, this is an oversimplified version of her royal…
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The Cambridges

Having Kids urges Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to forgo third child

Those following the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Warsaw last week may have observed the Duchess playfully suggesting that they should try for a third child, in response to the number of gifts they had received for Prince George and Princess Charlotte from dignitaries and well-wishers. While the sentiment was most probably lighthearted, it seems that one organisation is a little…
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The Queen

Canada's Governor General defends decision to touch The Queen

He has been in office for seven years, but Her Majesty’s representative in Canada will most likely be remembered for a spontaneous reaction he made very late in his tenure. Embed from Getty Images Canada’s Governor General David Johnston has come out to defend himself after appearing to breach a royal protocol by touching the Queen. As she departed the Canada House in London on…
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