Welcome back! Mandy’s Royalty has become Mandy on Monarchy in order to expand my research topics. You’ll have to excuse the construction as I rework things. There are new additions, updates to older work, and more. It’s an exciting time here as 2022 rolls out and I’m so glad you can join me. Stay tuned as my plans emerge.
Remember to scroll for more! In a speech to the House of Commons two days after Charles’ birth, Winston Churchill remarked: “Our ancient Monarchy renders inestimable services to our country and to all the British Empire and the Commonwealth of Nations. Above the ebb and flow of party strife, the rise and fall of Ministries and individuals, the changes of… Read More
Dukedoms were introduced to the British Isles by none other than William the Conqueror. Before taking over England, William was the duke of the powerhouse duchy of Normandy in northern France. Thus, the word ‘duke’ is French in origin (duc). This title was never before seen in the British peerage prior to Norman times. Dukedoms finally came into official use in… Read More
(updated) What could be more breathtaking than a gorgeous diamond tiara? Perhaps a bracelet studded with rubies, or a necklace that wreathes your collarbone in emeralds? I bring you the Royal Jewels, steeped in history and adding sparkle to the Queen and her female family members. These pieces are the basics that every new royal watcher should be able to… Read More
A Brief History St. George’s chapel is a church located within the grounds of Windsor Castle, a Norman-era castle built by William the Conqueror. It is named for England’s patron saint. The chapel is the home of the monarch’s highest order of chivalry – the Order of the Garter, established in 1348 by Edward III. The annual Garter ceremony is… Read More
Britain’s great cathedrals hold centuries of history and faith. We begin with an iconic London cathedral – St. Paul’s. Known today for the royal wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, St. Paul’s was actually never used for royal events. The 1981 wedding was unusual – the only other royal marriage to take place was in “Old” St. Paul’s…. Read More
God Save the Queen! After a slew of record-breaking moments, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated yet another milestone on February 6th, 2017 when she became the first British sovereign to usher in 65 years on the throne (known as the Sapphire Jubilee). This year, Elizabeth will mark 70 years as monarch. People all over the world will celebrate this historic milestone… Read More