Britain’s great cathedrals hold centuries of history and faith. We begin with an iconic London cathedral – St. Paul’s. Known today for the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, St. Paul’s was never originally intended for royal events. The 1981 wedding was unusual. The only royal marriage to take place prior to that was in “Old” St. Paul’s…. Read More
Below is a map of the monarchies of Asia. There are currently six countries who have a king: Bhutan: Jigme Khesar Namgyel WangchukBrunei: Sultan Hassanal BolkiahCambodia: King Norodom SihamoniJapan: Emperor NaruhitoMalaysia: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong (a king elected for a five-year term.)Thailand: King Maha Vajiralongkorn The Kingdom of Nepal is defunct. King Birendra and Queen Aishwarya, along with several other… Read More
Do you love maps? I do. I’ve made a few so far and this one shows the current active monarchies/Principalities around the world. Some are listed but may not be visible on this particular map (i.e. Lichtenstein and Monaco). If you enjoy this map, let me know! May need a moment to load. For more monarchies, click here.
There’s a longstanding rumor that Prince Charles may change his name when crowned king. The possibility of George VII is often mentioned since it’s a name that honors his predecessor – and grandfather- George VI. In fact, the king changed his name from Albert to George in honor of his father, George V (whose name actually was George). So it’s… Read More