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 Royal Visit 1952 Booklet

The Australian Government had issued a special commemorative booklet ahead of a royal visit which didn’t happen. The Government had issued an invitation for George VI and Queen Elizabeth to visit but they were unable to come, especially as the King was seriously ill, so they sent their daughter and her husband Prince Philip as…

Elizabeth II marks 67th Anniversary of Accession

On 6 February 2019, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch marks 67 years on the throne. The Queen usually spends the day in private at Sandringham, before boarding a train the following day back to London, ready for another year of official engagements. The bells at Westminster Abbey rang out at 1.00 pm, and a 62-gun salute was…

Queen Elizabeth’s Birthday 2018 Stamps

Australia Post has released two new stamps to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s 92nd birthday on Saturday, 21 April 2018, with a floral theme. This year’s stamps focus on the Queen Elizabeth rose which was released in 1954 to honour Her Majesty’s accession in 1952 and her coronation the following year. Jason Watts from the Australia…

Podcast: Sri Lanka, Charles I: King and Collector and Bernadotte Bicentenary

The Earl and Countess of Wessex visit Sri Lanka, two royal octogenarians celebrate birthdays, Charles I: King and Collector exhibition and the Swedish Royal Family commemorate 200 years of Bernadotte rule. Sri Lanka Visit The Earl And Countess of Wessex visited Sri Lanka for a five-day visit from 31 January to 5 February. They delivered…

Podcast: Dutch Royal Visit, Sami National Day, Train To London & A Royal Name-Change

Condolences for a close family friend, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima's visit to Germany, Queen Elizabeth returns to London and two royal centenaries. Condolences for Tara Palmer-Tomkinson The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have led tributes for close family friend, Tara Palmer-Tomlinson, who passed away earlier this week, aged 45. Embed from…

Queen Elizabeth II’s Sapphire Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth II has passed another historic milestone as the first British monarch to reach her Sapphire Jubilee on 6 February 2017. Buckingham Palace has released a new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by David Bailey to mark this special occasion. The present Governor-General of Australia Sir Peter Cosgrove posted a comment on Facebook for…

Podcast: No Abdication in Denmark, Sapphire Jubilee & Georgian Papers Programme

Abdication rumours again, Queen Elizabeth's Sapphire Jubilee, new information about King George III, Swedish royal news and Prince Albert's plans for his mother's old home. Abdication Rumours Again! It's business as usual for Denmark's Queen Margrethe this week with a state visit and attending a Museum exhibition opening. Queen Margrethe still has no plans to abdicate…

2017: Another Big Year For Royal and Historic Milestones

2017 is shaping up to be another big year for royalty and for commemorating historic milestones, especially in Denmark, Britain and Norway. Denmark 14 January - Queen Margrethe II celebrates the 45th anniversary of her accession in 1972. Great Britain The Queen sends her congratulations as Canada celebrates its 150th Anniversary this year, with various…