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Monarchy Monday: All you need to know about the Order of the Garter

The Order of the Garter is the oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded in 1348 by Edward III. To become part of it you must be a) Queen Elizabeth, known as Sovereign of the Garter b) Prince of Wales, known as Knight Companion of the Garter or c) one of 24 companion knights hand selected by the Sovereign. The order also includes supernumerary knights and ladies, who may be members of the British…
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Monarchy Monday: 'Fly, fly away' for Prince William

If there was one thing Prince William always knew he would do, it was fly. With one of his first words being ‘plane’ a career in the Royal Air Force just seemed suiting. After becoming a Flying Officer in the RAF, Prince William took an intense four month training course at RAF Cranwell. On 11th April 2008 he received his wings from his father, Prince Charles. Prince Charles also…
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The Battle of Waterloo: a quick primer for the 200th anniversary

This year commemorates 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Today we take a brief look at the who, what, where and why of this pivotal part of European history. So where did this all begin? Who was part of this battle? On 18 June 1815 the stage was set on a 4 square kilometer battlefield located 2 km from Waterloo in Belgium and 13 km south of Brussels. On the battlefield were the French…
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A-Z of the Monarchy: V-Z

<![CDATA[In the final part of this series, we shall take a look at some Royal-related facts from the letters V through to Z. Vegemite – Prince William and Catherine received some some unusual gifts for their 2011 nuptials. These included Vegemite, a herd of cows, and Lady Gaga’s accordion. Whilst George Michael sang a cover of “You & I” by Stevie Wonder and, my…
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