History

The Windsor Titles - Duke of Sussex

Dukedoms have been bestowed on royal males for hundreds of years, and each title carries with it a history of some description. The most recent dukedom to be bestowed by HM Queen Elizabeth was that of the Duke of Sussex – a title given to Prince Harry on the occasion of his marriage to Meghan Markle, in May 2018. Prince Harry is only the second royal male to hold the title, and Meghan is the…
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Insight

Could The Queen become Empress of Great Britain?

On 1 May 1876, Queen Victoria was proclaimed Empress Of India after discussion with Prime Minister of the day, Benjamin Disraeli led to Queen Victoria wanting a title boost after her daughter became Empress Of Germany. From 1876 until the Empire Of India was disbanded in…
Features

What ever happened to the 1969 film 'Royal Family'?

It has been 50 years since the famous documentary ‘Royal Family’ was shown on British TV screens for the first time, at the time this documentary really was the most talked about thing; not necessarily because of its content, but the plain fact that such a documentary was broadcast. The chances are, unless you’re a really attentive royalist, you’ve never even heard of the documentary, and…
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The Queen

Elizabeth II will forever be known as 'Elizabeth The Great'

There is no doubt that Elizabeth II’s reign will go down in history as one of the most successful and popular in British history. Through Her Majesty’s dedication to this country and to the Commonwealth, she has worked to help redefine what Monarchy is and how, even in…
Insight

Who are the 'senior royals'?

It has been a subject of discussion recently over who constitutes as being a senior member of The Royal Family. We thought we’d create a short feature to explain who could be considered a senior member of The Royal Family, and why. Before we begin, a little health…
History

The story of Queen Victoria's miniature crown

Queen Victoria acquired many pieces of jewellery throughout her lifetime – both small, personal items and grander, regal items associated with her role as Queen. One item, about which there is an interesting background, is the miniature crown that Victoria would wear and become associated with in her later years. When Prince Albert died in 1861, Victoria began wearing traditional black…
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The Wessexes

Why Is Prince Edward An Earl, Not A Duke?

In any Royal commentator’s books, the announcement in 1999 that Prince Edward would be made an Earl and not a Duke on his wedding day gave quite a shock. By tradition, male children of the sovereign receive a Dukedom on their wedding day, therefore making their new wife…
History

Moments that defined the British Monarchy - The introduction of the Magna Carta

From the introduction of the first English Monarch [William the Conqueror] in 1066, Monarchs ruled absolutely, with no requirement for public input, government or indeed any opportunity for it, with the exception of a comparatively weak and more-or-less disregarded charter under Henry I in 1100. This almost absolute, unquestioned autocracy continued for nearly 200 years until a revolution took…
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