State & Ceremonial

A hat trick of football stars are awarded honours in the Queen's Birthday list

Three of the biggest names in football have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. There are MBEs for two of the players in the England squad taking part in the Euros which got under way just as the honours were made public. Liverpool star, Jordan Henderson, is recognised for his charity work. During the coronavirus pandemic, he helped set up a fund which raised money…
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State & Ceremonial

2022 Trooping the Colour rearranged to form part of the bumper celebrations for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

In a highly anticipated announcement, Buckingham Palace has revealed plans for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year, including a rearranged Trooping The Colour. Trooping the Colour is usually held annually on the second Saturday of June. It is The Sovereign’s Birthday Parade, despite the fact it takes place month after The Queen’s actual birthday on April 21st. However, next…
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State & Ceremonial

The Sword of State and Cap of Maintenance - two of the most important Crown Jewells on display at State Opening of Parliament

People all over the world will be familiar with the Imperial State Crown and all that it represents. With almost 3,000 precious stones making up the headpiece, it is only seen at State Openings of Parliament and Coronations of the Monarch. But what about the other two items of royal insignia which are also only present at the most regal of events? The Great Sword of State and the Cap of…
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British RoyalsState & Ceremonial

Court Circular entry for the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

The funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has been listed in the Court Circular as published by The Times of London. The Court Circular, established in the 18th century by George III, lists all official engagements carried out by The Royal Family for the benefit of the media. The poignant entry surrounding Prince Philip’s funeral, listing all of the attendees, was published on…
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