The Queen

Glasgow to protest hospital being named after The Queen

A peaceful protest is being organised in Glasgow this Friday, to fight against the naming of the city’s new hospital after The Queen. The new £842-million hospital was built in May this year and was formerly called the South Glasgow University Hospital – a name that was used on all sign posts. However, following the official opening by Her Majesty this summer, the building’s name was…
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'God Save The Queen' clock sells at auction for £84,000

An Irish clock that chimes God Save The Queen every half an hour recently went under the hammer at an auction in Naas, County Kildare. The Francis Johnston Speaker Clock, as it is known, was sold for £84,000. The grandfather clock is made of mahogany, and crested with a…
The Gloucesters

The Duchess of Gloucester opens Pittville home for children with disabilities

On Tuesday, The Duchess of Gloucester officially opened a new accommodation for young people with disabilities in Pittville, Cheltenham. The Duchess of Gloucester on a previous engagement. National Star’s Bradbury Gardens provides accommodation to college students with disabilities and enables them to live in small peer groups. The specialist facilities in the structure include ceiling…
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Monarchy Rules: A look at George II

Most kings are born into regal families and grow up with the knowledge that someday they will rule over a country. However, when he was born in 1683, the future King George II was nothing more than the heir to the heir to a small German Duchy – a far cry from the…
British Royals

Monarchy Rules: A look at George II

Most Kings are born into regal families and grow up with the knowledge that someday they will rule over a country. However, when he was born in 1683, the future King George II was nothing more than the heir to the heir to a small German Duchy. Such a far cry from the throne of England where he would one day sit. George Augustus was born on 10th November 1683, in Hanover, Germany, making him the…
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The Wessexes

Prince Edward visits King Edward in Cornwall

Prince Edward was in Cornwall yesterday, to visit the site of the King Edward Mine restoration project. The Prince’s visit coincides with the completion of a conservation project to restore the historic buildings at the Mine. The Cornwall Council, which owns the site, received a grant of over £1 million for the renovations. The new buildings will be occupied by tenants, including local…
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