The Crown & Us: Story of the Royals in Australia

Great news for royal fans in Australia. A new documentary will air on Sunday, 3 March 2019, at 7.40 am on ABC and ABC HD. This two-part series explores the historical relationship between Australians and the British Royal Family from the time when Queen Victoria's son, Prince Alfred, visited our shores in 1867. The story…

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…

Australia Day Greetings

The Royal Family and Kensington Palace posted their Australia Day greetings on social media on Friday, 26 January 2019. It is also Australia's National Day and an official public holiday. A Short History Australia Day commemorates the landing of the First Fleet (eleven convict ships), with commander Captain Arthur Phillips raised the British flag and…

Royal Birthday: Queen Sofía of Spain

Spain's popular Queen Sofía celebrates her 80th Birthday on Friday, 2 November 2018. King Juan Carlos of Spain's Queen was born in Athens on 2 November 1938, as the eldest daughter of King Paul I of Greece and Denmark and his wife, Frederica of Hanover. Sofía has a younger brother, King Constantine II of Greece…

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…

Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday Stamps

Australia Post is releasing two new stamps to commemorate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday on 21 April 2016. The Queen was born on 21 April 1926, the eldest child of the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth), and was christened Elizabeth Alexandra Mary. However, the Queen's birthday is…

Podcast: Prince Philip’s Knighthood, Charles I and Winston Churchill

The Queen's Australian Wattle Brooch

Our first show for 2015, with Prince Philip's knighthood, remembering Auschwitz 70 years later, King Charles I and Winston Churchill. The Queen's Wattle Brooch An exhibition, A Fine Possesion: Jewellery and Identity, at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney features the Queen's Wattle Brooch, which is on loan until 30 April. Visit the Powerhouse Museum for…

Podcast: New Documentary, Monaco & King Richard III Appeal

Monaco prepares for the birth of princely twins, a new documentary on the Queen's visit in 1954, Leicester Cathedral's King Richard III Appeal, and more. When The Queen Came To Town Umbrella Entertainment has produced a new documentary commemorating the 60th Anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen's visit to Australia and New Zealand in 1954.…

Podcast: Royal Visit To Australia & A Wonderful Welcome

Our very first jammed-packed show for 2014. Royal Visit Down Under We have very exciting news about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first visit to Australia and New Zealand, with Prince George.   Radio Day The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visit the BBC and commercial radio stations to celebrate Radio…

Sutherland Railway Station, Royal Visit 1954

Sutherland Railway Station was decorated for Queen Elizabeth II's visit in 1954 when she and the Duke of Edinburgh passed through on the Royal Train. This article was written to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee was originally published on 15 August 2012 on the 2ssr997fm blog, which has now been deleted, and reposted on the Carolyn M Cash…