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The Christening of Her Majesty The Queen - 29 May 1926

On 29 May 1926, the christening of the future Queen Elizabeth II, took place. The baptismal service was performed at the private chapel at Buckingham Palace and the occasion of HM The Queen’s 91st birthday provides a pleasant opportunity to revisit this important event. Photographs were made of the Duchess of York leaving 17 Bruton Street in her wedding attire to make her way to Westminster…
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It's another Swedish Royal Baby Watch

Welcome to April – a month that promises several important events in several European royal houses. We will have birthdays, Jubilees, state visits and royal … births! Photo:  The Royal Court, Sweden Yes, this week we enter another official #BabyWatchSeason (yes, that’s a thing), while we wait for Prince Carl-Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden first child to make his/her big…
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Books from Queen Mary's Dolls' House

Books in Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, which were reproduced in full-size format and published by the Royal Collection in association with Walker Books Ltd, are available as children’s books to purchase fromthe Royal Collection.These little booksare an exact reproduction of the miniature original andareprobably some of the most unique children’s…
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Review: Our Queen at 90

I never watch royal documentaries, ever! In fact, the last documentary I watched which focused on The Royal Family was on the occasion of The Duke of Edinburgh’s 90th birthday back in 2011, so it seems fitting my next watch would celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th…
InsightState & Ceremonial

Constitutional Monarchy: A Ceremonial Figurehead or the Last Line of Defence?

It has often been said that no one should have the right to participate in the legislative process without a democratic mandate. This principle is where the House of Commons and the Government get their political legitimacy. However, without a written constitution, what prevents the Government from getting too much power… and abusing it? In a debate to elect Betty Boothroyd Speaker of the…
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