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…

Romania’s Exiled King Michael I Dies, aged 96

The Romanian Royal Family has issued a statement announcing the death of King Michael I, aged 96, on 5 December at his home in Switzerland. The former king was diagnosed with cancer last year. President Klaus Johannis announced on Tuesday that a day of mourning to mark the former monarch’s passing. His body will lie…

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Celebrate Platinum Wedding Anniversary

Seventy years ago, a beautiful princess married her handsome prince amidst the pomp and pageantry at Westminster Abbey on 20 November 1947, at 10.30 am. About 200 million people around the world watched the historic BBC broadcast. Two thousand guests were invited to the ceremony, including King Haakon VII of Norway, King Gustaf VI Adolf…

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…

British Royal Family Attend Margaret Rhodes’ Funeral

The Queen said goodbye to her best friend and beloved cousin Margaret Rhodes at her funeral on Sunday, 11 December 2016, at Windsor. Embed from Getty Images Prince Philip and other members of the royal family, including the Duke of York, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, joined mourners…

Queen Elizabeth II Mourns ‘Best Friend’ and Cousin Margaret Rhodes

The Queen is said to be saddened by the death of her “best friend” and cousin, the Honourable Margaret Rhodes, aged 91. Embed from Getty Images Mrs Rhodes passed away on Friday, 25 November 2016, following a short illness. According to a source, the Queen visited Mrs Rhodes at her Windsor home when she was…