State & Ceremonial

MP Proposes New Law To Make Wives Of Kings, Princesses

MP John Hemming is to propose new legislation to the House Of Commons soon about the naming of wives of Kings. Currently, wives of Kings are ‘Queen Consorts’, allowing them the use of the title ‘Queen’. However, the reverse is not true and husbands of Queens in their own right are not entitled to be styled as Kings. The reason for this sudden proposition is to promote…
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Prince & Princess of Wales

Prince William & Catherine to spend Christmas at Middletons'

It was announced today that The Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge are to spend Christmas day at the Middletons’, rather than with the Royal Family at Sandringham House. “Prince William and his pregnant wife will celebrate Christmas at Catherine’s family home in Bucklebury, Berkshire”, a Clarence House spokesman said. It is the first time William has spent Christmas at the…
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Australia's Monarchy: Why I Love It

The Australian Republican debate has recently been reignited, but thanks to HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall’s recent visit to Australia and the Royal Baby announcement, the Monarch is now more popular than ever down under. I want to explore why…
Palaces & Buildings

How Buckingham Palace Came To Be

Buckingham Palace is well known for being the home of the British Monarch and some of his/her immediate family. But few know the history of this grand and sumptuous building; here is our guide to Buckingham Palace and its history. Buckingham Palace began life not as a Palace but as a house for a Duke. The Duke Of Buckingham had owned the previously named ‘Buckingham House’ when it began life.
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Queen Elizabeth II

A History Of The Queen's Christmas Message

No Christmas day would be complete without the Queen’s Message, broadcasted to the whole Commonwealth of Nations and which has become as traditional as the decorated fir and the filled stocking. Many times and from disparate soureces it has been underlined how the…
Prince & Princess of Wales

The Duchess Of Cambridge is pregnant!

St James’s Palace have just announced that the Duchess Of Cambridge is indeed pregnant, ending months of speculation. The Royal Family are said to be delighted. The significance of this child is that one day, it will grow up to be our King or Queen, regardless of gender due to the change in the law for succession in 2011. The new baby will push HRH Prince Henry of Wales (Prince Harry) down…
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