Palaces & BuildingsState & Ceremonial

Buckingham Palace closes to visitors in preparation for The Queen's return to London

Buckingham Palace closes to visitors today in preparation for Her Majesty The Queen’s return to London next week. The Queen, who has spent the last two months at Balmoral Castle, will return to Buckingham Palace after her engagements on 1st October in Aberdeen. For the last two months, Buckingham Palace has been open to the general public to visit and look through the 19 state rooms the…
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State & Ceremonial

Australia's Governor-General swears in monarchist Prime Minister

At a ceremony at Government House in Australia’s Capital City Canberra, on the 18th of september, the Governor-General of Australia, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO made Anthony ‘Tony’ Abbott the 28th Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia. Mr Abbott, a British born politician and Rhodes Scholar, took the top job from former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in a…
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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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State & CeremonialThe Netherlands

Future Dutch King Speaks Of A Will To Serve His People

Prince Willem-Alexander, in an interview with Dutch TV has spoken about his desire to serve his people and has even spoken about being happy to work with the government in reducing his constitutional powers to that of a purely ceremonial Monarch. He and his wife, Princess Maxima, are due to accede to the Dutch throne at the end of the month on ‘Queen’s Day’ when…
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