State & Ceremonial

Terminally ill Frank Field made a Companion Of Honour by The Queen

Terminally ill Lord Frank Field becomes is made a Companion of Honour by The Queen Lord Frank Field, who recently revealed that he is dying, has been appointed as a Member of the Companion of Honour by The Queen. Lord Field, who was Member of Parliament for Birkenhead from 1979 until 2019, is just one of 61 Companions of Honour. The 79-year-old joins the likes of Sir David Attenborough…
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Canadian MPs sing 'God Save The Queen' in a show of support for the monarchy after Barbados became a republic

A number of Canadian Members of Parliament broke into song in the House of Commons chamber this week as MPs congratulated Barbados on transferring from Realm to Republic. Conservative MPs in Canada sang the British National Anthem, God Save The Queen, while legislators were voting on a motion to congratulate Barbados on the election of their new President who has replaced The Queen as head of…
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Royal Ghost Stories: Windsor Castle

It has long been said that Windsor Castle is the most haunted of all the royal residences with over twenty-five reported experiences with ghosts and spirits. Claims include sightings of Queen Elizabeth I, King Henry VIII and King George III. Even the present Queen Elizabeth II has admitted to witnessing at least one ghostly encounter. These sightings happen so often that it has been recorded…
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History is made as The Queen appoints the first Indigenous Governor General of Canada

Canada has a new Governor General after Julie Payette resigned in January of 2021, amidst serious bullying and harassment allegations in her office. On Tuesday 6 July, the Prime Minister’s Office announced that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth has approved Mary Simon’s appointment as the next Governor General of Canada. This is an historic appointment, as Simon is the first Indigenous person to…
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