Prince & Princess of Wales

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge lead royal remembrance on Anzac Day

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took their turn in leading the Royal Family in remembrance on Anzac Day, a day to honour Australians and New Zealanders killed in war. It’s held on the anniversary of the Gallipoli landings during World War One. The two attended a Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey in London. During the service, the Dean of Westminster, David…
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The Edinburghs

Cricket, parrots and the Commonwealth Games: Edward and Sophie continue their Caribbean tour

As the Earl and Countess of Wessex continued their royal tour of the Caribbean, day two brought a mixture of two things that you wouldn’t think go together, parrots and cricket. The Earl met Commonwealth Games athletes as he watched a race held in honour of the Platinum Jubilee and a T10 women’s cricket match at Arnos Vale Playing Field. While at the match he presented the trophy…
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Queen Elizabeth II

Gun salutes mark The Queen's 96th birthday

To celebrate Her Majesty’s 96th birthday, The Tower of London fired a 62-round gun salute. With The Queen turning 96, one might wonder, why 62 rounds? Twenty-one rounds represent a royal anniversary while 20 rounds are fired to reflect the tower’s status as a…
Queen Elizabeth II

A birthday treat at Changing the Guard as the band serenades Her Majesty

As Her Majesty The Queen celebrated her 96th birthday, there was a special birthday treat as the band at Changing the Guard played “Happy Birthday” in her honour. What some might have noticed is that the Changing of the Guard took place at Windsor rather than Buckingham Palace, and The Queen was not even at Windsor. Instead, she celebrated her special day at Sandringham. The…
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Features

The murder of Lord Mountbatten

Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma was the second cousin of Her Majesty The Queen, and his nephew was her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. The great-grandchild of Queen Victoria, Lord Mountbatten was once Viceroy of…
Features

Why The Queen topped an initial Sunday Times Rich List

In 1989, Her Majesty made headlines as she was placed at the top of the Sunday Times Rich List. This caused controversy as her finances included state assets that were not personally hers. The Queen was listed as the wealthiest person in the United Kingdom with a net…
British Royals

Platinum Jubilee: The Big Jubilee Read is revealed but misses one major author

BBC Arts and The Reading Agency have announced titles for the Big Jubilee Read, a reading for pleasure campaign celebrating great reads from celebrated authors across the Commonwealth. But noticeably, one prominent author from The Queen’s reign is off the list, J.K. Rowling. The 70 titles consist of 10 books from each decade of Her Majesty’s reign, offering a selection of…
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