What would happen to The Queen's hostage if Her Majesty wasn't safely returned to Buckingham Palace?

On Monday, the State Opening of Parliament takes place in London with The Queen travelling to the Palace of Westminster to deliver a speech outlining her government’s agenda for the next parliamentary session. The day is full of historical traditions, from searching the cellars for gunpowder to Black Rod and her big baton. But the strangest tradition of all has to be the taking of a…
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Swedish King removes royal styles of five grandchildren: Why it makes sense

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has revoked the royal styles of Royal Highness from five of his grandchildren – the children of his younger two children, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeleine. So, why does this make sense to do? While there’s no doubt that the King loves all of his grandchildren, it makes sense that he has removed Princes Alexander and Gabriel (the sons of Prince…
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‘To encourage & warn’ - What advice does the Queen take from her Prime Minister?

”The prime minister’s advice to HM the Queen and the prorogation which followed thereon was unlawful and is thus null and of no effect”. With this brief sentence, a panel of judges in Scotland has placed the relationship between the Queen and her Prime Minister under a greater spotlight than perhaps at any previous time in her 67-year reign. It follows a legal challenge to…
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Lord Mountbatten: The man behind Prince Charles

Growing up in the Royal Family is an experience quite unlike the childhood many (if not all) of us had. Although Prince Charles was lucky enough to have both his parents in his life, they were both quite absent from his upbringing. This was both due to the fact mummy and…

A look at the Royal Palace of La Almudaina

The Royal Palace of La Almudaina (or in Spanish, Palacio Real de La Almudaina) is located in Palma, Mallorca (or Majorca) in the Balearic Islands and serves as the official summer residence of the Spanish monarch and other members of the Spanish Royal Family (even though King Felipe and Queen Letizia prefer to spend their time with their daughters at Marivent Palace instead now). The structure…
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