Queen Elizabeth II 21st Birthday Speech

Princess Elizabeth gave a speech on her 21st Birthday, dedicating her life to the service of the Commonwealth, on 21 April 1947 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIdbbpOj1iw The Queen's 21st birthday speech. Source: YouTube/The Royal Family The Princess had accompanied her parents George VI and Queen Elizabeth and younger sister Princess Margaret on a tour of South Africa. The…

Royal Birthday: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip, the third oldest royal in British history, celebrates his 98th birthday on Monday, 10 June 2019, which coincides with the Queen’s Official Birthday in most Australian states. He is the longest-serving consort of a reigning British monarch and the longest-serving male. Early Life and Naval Career The youngest child and only son of…

The Duchess of Cornwall Celebrates 70th Birthday

The Duchess of Cornwall celebrated her 70th birthday on Monday, 17 July 2017 with two events. However, most 70-year-olds would be thinking about retirement, rather than working, as the Duchess of Cornwall is prepared to take on a new role as Patron of The Silver Line. The Duchess will lend her experience to a help…

Viceroy’s House: Lord Mountbatten Oversees Partition in 1947

A new film focuses on the last Viceroy Lord Mountbatten overseeing the final transition of British India to Independence in 1947. British rule was coming to an end after 300 years. Viceroy's House, starring Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson, looks at six months of tumultuous history leading up to the creation of two…