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 the 21st century, it is right for the UK. Elizabeth II has, by modern constitutional standards, been a bastion of correct…
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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…
History

Moments that defined the British Monarchy – Henry VIII's religious reformations

There’s no doubt that King Henry VIII reformed the Monarchy and its purpose significantly during his reign. From reforms in the Royal Court to church reforms, he had it all under his control. What many people don’t know is that there has almost always been a Church Of England. Henry VIII did not begin the Church, but actually remodelled it into its own faith, with him as the Head. In…
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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…
HistoryPalaces & Buildings

Caernarfon Castle - A History of Investitures

On Tuesday, 5 March, a special reception will be held at Buckingham Palace in honour of Prince Charles, who is this year celebrating 50 years as the Prince of Wales. Hosted by Her Majesty The Queen, the reception is expected to be attended by all of the senior members of the Royal Family and will be a celebration of Welsh organisations, businesses, charities and music. The investiture of Prince…
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The Kents

The Duke of Kent and the Scots Guards

On the 27th February, HRH Prince Edward, Duke of Kent will visit 1st Battalion Scots Guards, who are currently in Cyprus on deployment as part of a peacekeeping mission. The Duke is Colonel of the Scots Guard – who are a regiment of Foot Guards within the British Army…
Other

Royals and their Love of Horses

For many years, the Royal Family has been known for their love of horses and horse racing. There have been no secrets revolving around Queen Elizabeth’s passion and interest in horse racing and through the years the Royal Family has enjoyed the action at the racetracks…
History

Westminster Abbey's Royal Brides - The House of Windsor

Westminster Abbey has been a place of worship for the Royal Family for centuries, been the venue for every coronation since 1066 and the venue for royal weddings and funerals. This article will examine the royal weddings which have taken place at Westminster Abbey between 1919 to the most recent wedding, held there in 2011. Princess Patricia of Connaught (1919) Born Victoria Patricia Helena…
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