HistoryQueen CamillaState & Ceremonial

How many consort crowns are there?

Queen Camilla made the headlines in February when it was announced that she would wear Queen Mary’s crown for the 6 May coronation at Westminster Abbey. Throughout the centuries, some consorts have re-worn previously created crowns. However, several consorts have also had a specific crown created for them. Five different consort crowns have been created over the last three and a half…
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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…

The Coronation of King George I

The Coronation of King George I in 1714 marked the beginning of a new dynasty on the throne of Great Britain but its crowning moment was rather a difficult affair in more ways than one.  After Queen Anne’s death in August 1714, George inherited the throne due to the…
King Charles III

The King's art to go on public display at Sandringham

While Queen Camilla has been busy sharing her love of reading with the announcement of her first annual literary festival in June, King Charles III is also sharing one of his hobbies. Some of His Majesty’s artwork will be going on display in April.  The King has long enjoyed watercolour painting and has painted scenes from around the world on his travels. Over 40 of his watercolour…
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The royals who have resided at Schloss Bellevue

Buckingham Palace has announced that King Charles and Queen Camilla will be visiting both France and Germany. While in Berlin, the royal couple will be visiting a former royal residence. At the request of the British Government, The King and Queen will visit Germany between March 29th and March 31st 2023. Their visit includes a state dinner with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier…
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Queen Camilla

Queen Camilla's Reading Room becomes a charity to help spread literacy

Queen Camilla has made a big change to her online book club. The Queen’s Reading Room is now officially a charitable organisation that will help build community around reading. The Queen’s Reading Room originally started in April 2020. The then-Duchess of Cornwall shared a list of her favourite books on Instagram to help people manage during lockdowns. There was such a positive…
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