Insight

An Interview With Grant Harrold, Former Butler To Prince Charles

This is the second interview in our series. Click here to see our first interview with Andrew Jamieson, the Queen’s official scribe and illuminator. Grant Harrold worked in the Prince of Wales’s household from 2004-2011. You can see Grant’s new business’s site at http://www.nicholasveitch.com, his personal website at http://www.grantharrold.com, follow him on Twitter…
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Prince Charles and Camilla

Archbishop Of Canterbury Enthroned - Prince Charles Present

In Canterbury Cathedral today, Justin Welby was seated in St Augustine’s throne during a religious and traditional ceremony to affirm his new position as Archbishop of Canterbury. His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales attended alongside Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall as representatives of Her Majesty The Queen. Her Majesty never attends the service as she regards it as being…
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Insight

Queen's & Prince's Consent

Much has been made of the Queen’s and Prince Charles’ apparent veto power over proposed legislation in the House of Commons (see, for example, The Independent and the BBC News).  These ‘veto’ powers have been around for centuries and are part of parliamentary procedure.  All the same, there seems to be a misconception that the Queen and her heir personally decide which…
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The Queen

'Our Queen' Will Offer Revelations; But It Isn't The First!

However, Our Queen will not necessarily be the first of its kind when it shows at 8pm this evening on ITV. In fact, Our Queen will be another on the admittedly limited list of documentaries that have tried and often succeded in offering the public a candid glimpse of their Monarch and her court. In 1969, a documentary called Royal Family was broadcast as part of an attempt by the Royal Household…
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