The Queen

The Queen visits Wellington Barracks to recognise & commemorate Army Chaplains

The Queen visited Wellington Barracks on Friday morning to recognise and commemorate the sacrifices made and services given by Army Chaplains in conflicts past and present. Her Majesty’s visit coincides with the centenary of the granting by King George V of the prefix ‘Royal’ to The Royal Army Chaplains’ Department (RAChD). Formed in 1796, RAChD has ministered to soldiers & their…
Read more
British RoyalsThe Queen

The Queen's back in business at Buckingham Palace

The Queen has carried out her first formal engagements at Buckingham Palace since returning to London from her Christmas break. Two days after getting back from Sandringham, Elizabeth II welcomed diplomats to her home in the capital for official audiences. Of course, the Queen has been carrying on all the business of state since the old year turned into the new around six weeks ago now. The red…
Read more
The Queen

When does The Queen leave Sandringham and return to London?

The Queen has been at Sandringham House in Norfolk for the best part of two months having departed London for her country retreat in December. But as the Winter season comes to an end and the daylight extends later into the evening, Her Majesty will be preparing to travel back to Buckingham Palace any day now. Leaving Sandringham is always a time tinged with sadness for the Monarch. Not only is…
Read more
The Queen

80% of people living in the UK have only ever known one monarch – Queen Elizabeth II

As The Queen begins her 68th year on the throne next week, it is perhaps unsurprising that 80% of UK residents have only ever known one monarch – Elizabeth II. The then Princess Elizabeth ascended the throne on February 6, 1952, upon the death of her father, King George VI. According to the Office for National Statistics, 12 million British residents were alive when King George died and…
Read more