History

On This Day 90 Years Ago, George VI And Queen Elizabeth Marry

90 years ago today, The Queen’s parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (later known as The Queen Mother), at the time known as Prince Albert, Duke of York and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon married at Westminster Abbey. Despite the grand and sumptuous day, the occasion required more than just the hard work of the organisers. Prince Albert had to propose to Elizabeth 3 times before he got a…
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History

How The English Monarchy Began

There’s no doubt with us that the British Monarchy is the most iconic and famous Monarchy in the world. Its history, though, is just as iconic as its present. In this article, we explain how England, and then Britain’s Monarchy came to begin to in bite size…
Opinion

Why Princess Anne Is The Royal Family's Unsung Hero

With all the fuss about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge being made every time a new engagement is announced, it’s worth reflecting sometimes that despite their public appearance, and the media coverage of their appearances, they are by no means the most active…
Insight

Margaret Thatcher & The Queen - What Was Their Relationship Like?

It was May 1979 and Margaret Thatcher had just been elected as Prime Minister of Great Britain. Queen Elizabeth II was 27 years into her reign and for the first time in history, the country was ruled, at the highest level, entirely by females. When Elizabeth II acceded to the throne in 1952 at the age of just 25, some thought that this would be the beginning of the end of the male-dominated system…
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Insight

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…
Insight

An Interview With Andrew Stewart Jamieson, The Queen's Illuminator & Scribe

This is the first in what we hope will be a series of fascinating and candid interviews with some very interesting (and in some cases, lesser known) people who are involved in working with the Royal Family. Andrew Stewart Jamieson is Her Majesty The Queen’s Official Scribe and Illuminator and he very kindly spared us some of his time to answer a few questions about just what it is he does.
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Insight

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…
Insight

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…
History

Royal Romances: Our Favorite Love Stories

I know it is naïve, but I am a hopeless romantic. I don’t fall in love with everything that moves, but I believe in real, deep, everlasting love. Perhaps because of my parents’ great love story, when my 13-year-old mum met my 16-year-old daddy and to this day they still like each other. Perhaps because I love to defy the odds. Or perhaps it has to do with the great role models and…
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