The Queen

A Platinum Jubilee Pageant to take place in London to honour The Queen's reign

Plans for the Platinum Jubilee celebration in 2022 are coming together, with Buckingham Palace making several announcements about the Jubilee weekend. There will be an extended bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June. Plans currently include a specifically scheduled Trooping the Colour, a Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral, and attending the Derby at Epsom. On…
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FeaturesSweden

A look at the Order of the Polar Star

Each royal house has its own royal chivalric orders. Sweden has several royal orders; the Order of the Polar Star is one of the oldest orders in Sweden.  The Order of the Polar Star was established on 23 February 1748 by King Frederick I, along with the Order of the…
Features

The Warming Pan Scandal - the most extraordinary and unbelievable royal tale

There are a number of events in English royal history that seem extraordinary and unbelievable, but the warming pan scandal has to be at the top of the list. The son of James II and Mary of Modena had a very interesting start to life and would be questioned for decades. James II was not an overly popular monarch; he was Roman Catholic (and was married to a Roman Catholic), attempted to…
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The Cambridges

The Cambridges return to the University of St Andrews 20 years after studying there together

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are currently in the middle of a much-anticipated tour of Scotland. Known as the Earl and Countess of Strathearn while in Scotland, the couple met while studying at the University of St. Andrews two decades ago. They returned to St. Andrews to visit with students and to highlight different initiatives. Both William and Catherine were students in St…
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The Queen

The Queen's visit to Cork commemorated

In 2011, The Queen and Prince Philip completed a historic state visit to the Republic of Ireland. It was the first visit of a reigning monarch to the Republic of Ireland, as the last visit was in 1911 by her grandfather, King George V, before Ireland fought for independence. While in Ireland, their last stop was in Cork, where they visited the popular English Market. In honour of the visit, the…
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