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 most famous royal women of our time. These pieces are the basics that every new royal watcher should be able to… Read More
The Crown Jewels have been symbols of the monarchy’s power and connection with God for centuries. The Sovereigns that sat on the throne and used these royal items believed wholly that they were anointed by God’s own hand – the Divine Right of Kings – to rule their people. St. Edward’s Crown Named for St. Edward the Confessor, this is… Read More
Buckingham Palace “Buck House” – as it is affectionately known – is the official seat of HM The Queen.
Ceremonies are what make the monarchy legendary. Tourism to Britain skyrockets when there is a regal show — accommodation from the simplest hostels to the chicest hotels get fully booked– and people certainly get their money’s worth of majestic pomp and drama. • State Opening of Parliament Though the Queen is a Constitutional Monarch and outside of politics, she is… Read More
Order of the Garter Motto: Honi soit qui mal y pense (Shame on him who thinks this evil)Chapel: St. George’s Chapel, WindsorRanks: Knight or LadyPost-nominal initials: KG or LGFounded: 1348 This order is the one you probably see most often. Founded by King Edward III in the mid-1300s, it is the most senior and the oldest British Order of Chivalry…. Read More
Speeches For speeches made by Her Majesty the Queen, view the official royal website Speeches by HRH The Prince of Wales The Court Circular: Search Historic Dates • May 9, 1935King George V delivers a speech during his Silver Jubilee celebrations. The king talks of his gratitude for his subjects’ loyalty and love. • December 11, 1936Edward VIII announces… Read More
Full name: Alexandrina Victoria Born: May 24th, 1819 Titles: HRH Princess Alexandrina Victoria of Kent; Her Majesty the Queen; Her Imperial Majesty The Queen-Empress Reign: June 20th 1837 – January 22nd, 1901 No one imagined that Princess Victoria of Kent would one day become an icon of majesty. Victoria was the daughter of the Duke of Kent, the fourth son… Read More
Full name: Elizabeth Angela MargueriteNickname: The Queen MumTitles: The Honourable Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon; Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon; HRH The Duchess of York; HM Queen Elizabeth; HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen MotherHonors: Lady of The Garter, Lady of The ThistleReign: Consort to King George VI, 1936 – 1952Birth/Death: August 4, 1900 – March 30, 2002 Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon was the youngest daughter of the… Read More