State & Ceremonial

Reactions to the Duchess of Cambridge's labour

With the news that the Duchess of Cambridge went into labour in the early hours of this morning, reaction from across the globe is already coming in. Much more reaction will be given in the coming days. The Duchess of Cambridge went into labour in the early hours of this morning. Prime Minister David Cameron said the Royal Baby is a “very exciting occasion and the whole country are hoping…
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History

King Henry VIII is Crowned

King Henry VIII was crowned King of England on 24th June 1509. Five hundred and four years ago today, Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon were crowned King and Queen of England in a ceremony of pomp and splendour at Westminster Abbey.   The coronation ceremony was performed by William Warham, Archbishop of Canterbury. Despite having six wives only Queen Katherine of Aragon and Queen Anne Boleyn…
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History

The Coronation – as watched on television

On 2nd June 1953, a remarkable young woman was crowned at Westminster Abbey. Aged just 27, Elizabeth II had been born at the time of the 1926 general strike, had seen the 1936 Abdication Crisis first hand, had been evacuated during World War Two then helped with the war…
State & CeremonialThe Netherlands

Dutch Queen To Abdicate Tomorrow

The 75-year-old Monarch announced her intended abdication in January and since then preparations have been underway to prepare for Prince Willem-Alexander’s accession as King. When he accedes, Willem-Alexander will become Europe’s youngest Monarch at the age of 46. He will become King Willem-Alexander (a break with being called King Willem IV, as he says as Willem-Alexander he’s…
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State & CeremonialThe Netherlands

How The Netherlands Will Get Its New King

On 30th April, Queen’s Day in the Netherlands, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands will officially abdicate from the throne and will be immediately succeeded by her son and the Prince of Orange, Prince Willem-Alexander. On the 29th April, at 8 o’clock in the evening, local time, at the invitation of Her Majesty the Queen, with members of the Royal Family and other royal and…
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