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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State & Ceremonial

The Queen's Garden Parties - Behind The Scenes

Attending one of the Queen’s Garden Parties must be a lifetime highlight for any person lucky enough to receive an invitation. But how many of those attending have ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes? Let’s take a look. Over the last 61 years, the Queen has entertained over 2 million people at her garden parties. The invitations generally go to people involved with charity or…
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Palaces & Buildings

Queen's Coronation Robes To Take Centre Stage At Summer Opening Of Buckingham Palace

Every summer, Buckingham Palace opens its doors to the general public, primarily whilst Her Majesty is at Balmoral Castle, to get a taste of the opulence and splendour of the Palace through a tour of the state rooms and gardens. In 2012, the special exhibition, alongside the state rooms, was the opening of the ‘Diamonds’ exhibition, displaying possessions of the Queen which contained…
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State & Ceremonial

The Complete Guide To The Proposed Change To Succession Laws

It’s coming. One way or another, these new laws will be implemented. Whether after the royal baby’s birth or just in time. In light of recent confusion regarding the law change, we thought we’d produce the absolute gospel-definitive-guide to the proposed change to primogeniture laws to consolidate all that is currently known about the changes. The Lowdown In essence, the proposal…
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