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New Zealand To Restore Titles

  March 8, 2009 at 9:40 pm by

The Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key, has announced the restoration of Knight and Dame titles, which were dropped by the previous Labour government in 2000. It was widely believed at the time that the replacement of these titles, which are linked to the British honours system, was a step down the road to eventual republicanism and separation from Britain. The Knight and Dame titles were replaced by the … Continue reading

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The Duke of Edinburgh Visits Britain’s Oldest Floating Warship

  March 8, 2009 at 7:36 pm by

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh traveled to Hartlepool on March 6 to pay a visit to the HMS Trincomalee, the oldest floating warship in Britain. The Duke is the patron of the ship’s trust. The Duke’s visit was timed to coincide with the opening of a new exhibit on the three-masted ship, “Worlds of Trincomalee.” The HMS Trincomalee was finished in 1817 in Bombay, commissioned in 1812 by the Royal … Continue reading

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Charles in Tory Charity Bungle

  March 8, 2009 at 1:03 pm by

In an interview for the 2002 documentary series “Queen and Country”, Susan Crosland (wife of the late former Foreign Secretary) said of the Royal Family and politics, “One naturally assumes they would be Conservative”. Has Mrs Crosland hit on something we wonder? It’s no secret that the Queen Mother wasn’t keen on Tony Blair and the spats between the Queen and Lady Thatcher are fairly well documented but this recent … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrice Makes Film Debut in “The Young Victoria”

  March 7, 2009 at 12:25 pm by

Sarah, Duchess of York and her two daughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie attend the premiere of The Young Victoria this week, a new film that explores the early romance and marriage of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The Duchess of York is one of the producers of the film, which stars Emily Blunt as Victoria and Rupert Friend as Albert. Princess Beatrice makes her film debut in the movie in … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Opens Hull Interchange

  March 7, 2009 at 12:00 pm by

HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh visited Hull on March 5 to unveil a plaque at the new Paragon Interchange in the city. The royal couple arrived in Hull by Royal Train and participated in several events during their visit. They went on a walkabout in the city centre, met members of new Premier League team Hull City FC, and talked with Hull locals who experienced the … Continue reading

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The King’s Grace? Or Disgrace?

  March 6, 2009 at 9:26 pm by

In her newest novel on the British Royals of the past, Anne Easter Smith chooses to delve into the theoretical existence of a bastard child of Edward IV, Grace, whom she chooses to tell the story of Perkin Warbeck, yet another theoretical child of Edward IV. Perkin Warbeck claimed to be Richard of Shrewsbury and was recognized as such by Margaret of Burgundy, sister to Edward IV, one of the … Continue reading

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Royals Attend Princess Michael’s Book Presentation in Portugal

  March 6, 2009 at 6:38 pm by

Princess Michael of Kent’s new book, The Serpent and the Moon, has had a presentation ceremony earlier this week in Portugal. The book was presented on March 3rd at the beautiful Palace of Fronteira, in Lisbon, and is now being published in Portugal by Civilização. It is a novel about the most famous love triangle in the French Court of the Renaissance, that of Henri II, Catherine de Medici and … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth to host President Obama

  March 6, 2009 at 4:03 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II is to meet the new Head of State from the country wth the largest debt in the world. While this is by no means the fault of the newest American president, it is now his job to dig the United States of America out of the hole that it currently finds itself in. And if this President has half the brains given to a billy goat, he … Continue reading

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Prince William Inspects New London Police

  March 6, 2009 at 2:28 pm by

The second in line to the British throne congratulated 216 new policemen and women at the Metropolitan Police training college in Hendon, north London. Prince William told the new recruits today reminded him of his days at Sandhurst. “I have to say it is all a little too fresh in my mind – from being on your side of the fence at Sandhurst – for my knees not to be … Continue reading

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Princess Anne in Gibraltar

  March 5, 2009 at 3:10 am by

The Princess Royal has arrived at Gibraltar for a three-day official visit, during which she is set to open a military hospital bearing her name, the Princess Royal Medical Centre, as well as visiting a school for children with special needs. The Spanish government, which claims that Gibraltar belongs to Spain, has protested the Princess’s visit. The Spanish Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs contacted the British Ambassador with a … Continue reading

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Camilla’s Favourite Designer Robinson Valentine

  March 4, 2009 at 3:49 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall has made a remarkable fashion transition since her wedding to the Prince of Wales in April 2005. With the help of her favourite design team of Robinson Valentine, milliner Philip Treacy and Linda Bennett (founder of the company L K Bennett), Camilla has ditched her country look for stylish ensembles befitting of the wife of the future King of England. Gone are the days of jeans … Continue reading

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Tiaras Designed by Prince Albert for Queen Victoria

  March 2, 2009 at 8:12 pm by

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha loved to design jewellery for his wife, Queen Victoria. Throughout their marriage he designed a number of key pieces which naturally became some of the most treasured possessions of Victoria. Of these jewels, Albert designed at least four tiaras for Victoria to wear – two of these were the diamond and emerald tiara and the sapphire and diamond tiara. Victoria gifted many of jewels … Continue reading

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Toddler gets a royal lift

  March 2, 2009 at 4:36 pm by

Two year old Bronwen Giles of North Wales suprised Prince Charles on his recent tour of RAF Valley by demanding that he pick her up so she could show him pictures of the other children who attend the creche run by her mother. Earlier, she and her four year old sister had delighted him with a much practiced curtsey in honor of his visit. Prince Charles was visiting RAF Valley, … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Opens New British Legion Headquarters

  March 2, 2009 at 4:20 pm by

HM The Queen visited south London on Friday, February 27, to open the new headquarters for the Royal British Legion. While at the new location, The Queen met with veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families who have been helped by the Legion. The Royal British Legion is a charitable organization that supplies aid to British military personnel who are serving or have served in branches … Continue reading

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Princess Eugenie Parties after Memorial Unveiling

  February 25, 2009 at 10:38 pm by

It must have been a very long day Tuesday for HRH Princess Eugenie of York, daughter of HRH The Duke of York, who was snapped leaving trendy London nightclub Boujis at four o’clock on Wednesday morning after attending the unveiling of her great-grandmother’s new memorial earlier the previous day. The young princess apparently didn’t even have time to change her dress, as she was wearing the same polka-dot frock outside … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Meets Britain’s Paralympians

  February 25, 2009 at 10:28 pm by

HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh hosted a reception Wednesday at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the achievements of Great Britain’s paralympic athletes. The British paralympic team took second place in the medal count at last year’s game, just behind the Chinese host team. They earned medals in sports as diverse as dressage and swimming, taking home around thirty gold medals on the whole. Also attending the reception … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cornwall Visits Schoolgirls Raising Funds for Charity

  February 25, 2009 at 10:15 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall today visited The Royal School Hampstead, of which she is patron, to meet pupils who are taking part in fundraising for the National Osteoporosis Society. Camilla has been President of the National Osteoporosis Society since 2001 and takes a very personal interest in the work of the charity since her mother, Rosalind Shand, died of the disease in 1994 aged 72. The pupils at The Royal … Continue reading

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The British Royal Family Assembles To Unveil Queen Mother Memorial

  February 24, 2009 at 5:59 pm by

HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, and nearly all of the members of the British royal family turned out on the Mall today to unveil the new memorial statue of HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother. The statue, which depicts The Queen Mum wearing the robes of the Order of the Garter, was placed just below the memorial statue to her late husband, King George VI. Two bronze … Continue reading

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The Queen Mother’s Memorial

  February 24, 2009 at 12:35 pm by

And so at last London gets a memorial of the Queen Mother that’s more than a few wirey gates, dented from an argument with a lorry. As well as the new statue of a young Queen Elizabeth, there’ll be bronze reliefs showing scenes from the Queen Mother’s life placed alongside it, depicting both the war role the Queen Mother played and her later years as Grandmother of the nation. The … Continue reading

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Prince William Accused of Not Doing Enough

  February 23, 2009 at 10:59 am by

A Channel 4 documentary says the second in line to the throne is “doing almost nothing” in terms of royal engagements. The program, The Problem Princes – which airs Monday, February 23rd, takes a look at the British princes William and Harry, and how they spend their time and money. The documentary said in 2007, Prince William did only 14 engagements, which were mostly football and rugby matches appearances. Comparing … Continue reading

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