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Royal Peculiars- Queen's Chapel of the Savoy

I have often wondered what a Royal Peculiar is, as the name suggests they sound very peculiar. It’s for that reason that we begin this series on Royal Peculiars though first we must establish just what one is. A Royal Peculiar is a church that does not come under the jurisdiction of a bishop nor does it belong to a diocese, it belongs directly to the Monarch. From its origins in Anglo-Saxon…
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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…
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Monaco twins raise questions over country’s succession laws

<![CDATA[The Princess of Monaco gave birth to twins today at Princess Grace Hospital within the city-state. The birth, which was reported by media around the world, was quite unique by royal standards. Cases of twins being born to royals is rare, but occasions where those twins also happen to then be the heir and the spare to the throne are unheard of, certainly in recent history. The…
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'Within the Commonwealth Realm' - New Zealand

<![CDATA[ You may not recognize Queen Elizabeth II if you are in the Commonwealth Realm of New Zealand. For when she is attending a native  Powhiri or Maori welcoming ceremony she wears a ceremonial Korowai cloak and speaks a few words of Maori. The cloak is made up of…
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Christmas at the Palace: Windsor Castle's exciting new exhibit

<![CDATA[It is finally here, that wonderful time when winter's looming chill succumbs to the soothing comforts of warm hot chocolate and spiced mulled wine, the sweet smell of gingerbread, and the magical trails of fairy-lit trees and treasure-filled cottages… The Christmas spirit fills the air, and nowhere more glamourous than at Her Majesty's favourite weekend retreat, Windsor…
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'Within the Commonwealth Realm' - Australia

<![CDATA[Comprised of six states and multiple territories, the country of Australia is one of the sixteen Commonwealth Realms. What is now known as Sydney, the British colonized as a penal colony in 1788. Then, in 1901, former British colonies formed together to create…
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'Within the Commonwealth Realm' - Canada

<![CDATA[Canada holds the titles of the largest Commonwealth country, and the most visited by Her Majesty The Queen. Queen Elizabeth II, or as her Canadian title states – ‘Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and of Her other…
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'Within the Commonwealth Realm' - Introduction

<![CDATA[The United Kingdom does not stand alone as being proud to call Queen Elizabeth II their Queen. The Commonwealth realm was created through the Statute of Westminster in 1931 to give former dominions of the UK legislative freedom. Today, this includes a total of sixteen countries who view Queen Elizabeth II as their head of state. They comprise of the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand…
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