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 chunks. Roman Origins Prior to any homeland Monarchy in Britain, England was part of the Roman Empire as a Roman colony. Britain…
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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

An Interview With Grant Harrold, Former Butler To Prince Charles

This is the second interview in our series. Click here to see our first interview with Andrew Jamieson, the Queen’s official scribe and illuminator. Grant Harrold worked in the Prince of Wales’s household from 2004-2011. You can see Grant’s new business’s site at http://www.nicholasveitch.com, his personal website at http://www.grantharrold.com, follow him on Twitter…
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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

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 ‘Cres-seeda’ as helpfully pointed out by Victoria Arbiter on Twitter today) has been romantically linked with Prince Harry…
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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…
Insight

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 country. The first thing to mention is what actually is the crown. Not the physical crown, the metaphorical crown. The crown is a…
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