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Queen's & Prince's Consent

Much has been made of the Queen’s and Prince Charles’ apparent veto power over proposed legislation in the House of Commons (see, for example, The Independent and the BBC News).  These ‘veto’ powers have been around for centuries and are part of parliamentary procedure.  All the same, there seems to be a misconception that the Queen and her heir personally decide which…
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Just Who Is Cressida Bonas?

As Prince Harry re-introduces the world to his girlfriend, Cressida Bonas, we take a look at just who Cressida is, (how to pronounce her name), whether she’s likely to be a long-term girlfriend for Harry (or more) and more. Cressida Bonas (name pronounced as…
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Will Prince William Be Prince Of Wales?

It has come to our attention recently that there is some confusion about Prince William and the Duchess Of Cambridge’s placement in terms of entitlement to titles, in order to try and redress this, here’s our short, yet we hope informative guide, to what Prince William is in line for when his father succeeds to the throne. Apologies for the recent succession of titles and future based…
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What Does 'The Crown' Even Mean?

‘The Crown’ is said to be a term synonymous with the Monarch, a term used in legal situations and by Monarchists. But what does it actually mean, and why has something inanimate and useful as a form of Royal headdress been taken to mean the Sovereign of the…
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Sovereign Relations Of Queen Elizabeth II

It is a little known fact that most of the European, and even a lot of other international Monarchs are related to The Queen of the United Kingdom. This goes back to the days when Queen Victoria’s children married out of the family and into overseas Royalty, thus…
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How To Receive An Honour From Her Majesty The Queen

As Sovereign, Her Majesty The Queen is considered font of all honour in the United Kingdom. She has ultimate authority over issuing honours and titles to citizens. Several of the most notable orders of chivalry are now issued on the advise of the government and with the consent of the Her Majesty. In this week’s feature article, we explore just what needs to be done to receive an honour from…
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Why Is Prince Edward An Earl, Not A Duke?

In any Royal commentator’s books, the announcement in 1999 that Prince Edward would be made an Earl and not a Duke on his wedding day gave quite a shock. By tradition, male children of the sovereign receive a Dukedom on their wedding day, therefore making their new…
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What's It Like To Work For The Queen?

For some people, working with royalty seems like the ideal job, but what’s it like? Well, very few people seem to know, so we thought we’d uncover the secrets and give you an insight into what it’s like to work in one of the most prestigious institutions in…
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Is The Queen Really Above The Law?

For centuries, the reigning Monarch in Britain has been considered the font of justice. But what does this mean, and does it mean The Queen can do whatever she wants without legal repercussions? We’re about to take a look back at the days when Monarchs played a vital role in administering justice to give an accurate and direct answer. Many hundreds of years ago, the reigning Monarchs of…
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