British Royal Wedding Look-Back: Elizabeth II and Philip

  April 26, 2011 at 6:00 am by

The fifth part of the TRF Blog’s ‘British Royal Wedding Look-Back’ focuses on the marriage of Her Royal Highness The Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, the grandparents of Friday’s groom, Prince William. Previous parts have focused on the weddings of Edward VII and Alexandra, George V and Mary, George VI and Elizabeth and Edward VIII and Wallis. The wedding of the heiress presumptive, Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth (daughter … Continue reading

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British Royal Wedding Look-Back: Edward VIII and Wallis

  April 25, 2011 at 6:00 am by

Welcome to part four of our ‘British Royal Wedding Look-Back’. Parts one through three looked at the weddings of Edward VII and Alexandra, George V and Mary, and George VI and Elizabeth. This edition takes you to post-abdication 1937, and the marrige of His Royal Highness the Duke of Windsor and Ms Wallis Warfield. The wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor on June 3, 1937 couldn’t have been … Continue reading

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British Royal Wedding Look-Back: George V and Mary

  April 23, 2011 at 6:00 am by

Following our first instalment of ‘British Royal Wedding Look-Backs’ – Edward VII and Alexandra – yesterday, the TRF Blog would like to present our readers with the second instalment, looking at the wedding of His Royal Highness Prince George, the Duke of York and Her Serene Highness Princess Victoria May of Teck. On July 6th, 1893, the wedding of Prince George of Wales and Princess May of Teck took place … Continue reading

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November 2009 Newsletter: The 1990s

  November 21, 2009 at 7:27 pm by

The decade that began on January 1, 1990 and ended on December 31, 1999 was a continuation of the decade that preceded it. The decade is noted for the growth of capitalism and multi-national economies that it begat. Many companies experienced a steady economic growth that began to falter by the end of the decade. The world power structure was forever altered by the birth of the European Union, the … Continue reading

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British Royals Remember the Fallen

  November 9, 2009 at 3:46 am by

Under the watchful eye of British veterans and their families, the British Royal family, led by Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, remembered Britain’s war dead during the annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the Centopah in Whitehall. At exactly 11 AM, two minutes of silence were observed in memory of those who died for Queen (as well as King) and Country. Following the Queen and the Duke who placed … Continue reading

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September 2009 Newsletter: The 1970s

  September 19, 2009 at 5:43 am by

At first, the 1970’s seemed that it was going to be more of the same of the 1960’s…..opposition to the Vietnam War continued, and the threat of a nuclear war still existed. But more and more people were becoming disenchanted with their governments and the changes that the Free Decade of the 1960’s brought forth. During the 1970’s, many countries experienced an economic recession partly due to the oil embargos … Continue reading

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April 2009 Newsletter: The Roaring 1920s

  April 7, 2009 at 8:56 pm by

Following the turbulent events of the previous decade (wars, major health epidemics and the fall of many royal empires), the 1920’s were welcomed with a sigh of relief. This decade saw great technological advances (first trans-Atlantic flight, the creation of the talking movie), the relaxation of some social norms (flappers!) and widespread economic prosperity in many nations. The 1920’s also experienced the rise of fascism in Europe. But it couldn’t … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Visit an Organic Farm in Chile

  March 11, 2009 at 7:49 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, who are currently in the midst of a ten day tour of South America, paid a visit to an organic farm in rural Chile today. TRH visited the Emiliana vineyard outside the Chilean capital of Santiago. The vineyard, owned and operated by Rafael and Jose Guilisasti, focuses on the development of organic wine production in Chile. For more information, on the … Continue reading

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