Podcast: Hello To Kindness, Townsville & Stolen Swedish Royal Regalia

We're back for 2019! Why we're supporting #HelloToKindness. Queen Elizabeth II's message for Townsville following devastating floods. Has the stolen Swedish Royal Regalia been found? Longest reigning female monarchs, and more ... Longest-Reigning Queen Regnants Elizabeth II of Great Britain and 16 Commonwealth countries including Australia - 67 years (6 February 1952 to present day.)…

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…

Philippe, King of the Belgians 5th Anniversary on Throne

King Philippe celebrates his 5th Anniversary as monarch in Belgium on 21 July 2018. He was sworn in about one hour later following his father's abdication for health reasons. He took the constitutional oath before the combined chambers of parliament during his enthronement on 21 July 2013, as the 7th King of the Belgians. The…

15 September: Three Royal Birthdays and An Accession Anniversary

Prince Harry, Queen Letizia of Spain and Prince Daniel of Sweden celebrate their birthdays on 15 September, and King Carl XVI Gustaf celebrates the anniversary of his accession. Prince Harry The younger son of Prince Charles and Diana Princess of Wales, Henry Charles Albert David was born in the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital…

The Flying Royal Dutchman

This is your King, er, Captain speaking! King Willem-Alexander has revealed he is still working as an airline pilot for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines since his accession in 2013, when his mother Queen Beatrix abdicated. He flies twice per month, often as a co-pilot with Captain Maarten Putman (pictured below, left), to keep his hours…

King Harald V Celebrates 80th Birthday

King Harald V of Norway celebrates another milestone with his 80th birthday on Tuesday, 21 February 2017, but he has no plans to abdicate. According to a report in Norway Today, King Harald and Queen Sonja are spending their winter holidays with family, including their grandchildren in an undisclosed location. Only Crown Princess Mette-Marit's son…

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…

Margrethe II Celebrates 45th Anniversary as Queen of Denmark

Queen Margrethe celebrates her 45th anniversary of her accession on the Danish throne on 14 January 2017. Her father King Frederik IX died on 14 January 1972 in Copenhagen, after suffering from influenza, followed by a heart attack.   I dag har Hendes Majestæt Dronningen været Danmarks Dronning i 45 år. Her ses det første…

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…

Podcast: Royal Baby, Silver Jubilee & 50 Years of Decimal Currency

We're back for 2016! Tune in regarding Queen Elizabeth's return from Sandringham. Why was one State Visit postponed?  News of the first royal baby for 2016. Silver Jubilee celebrations in Norway. Australia celebrates 50 years of decimal currency, and what it was nearly called, and more. Great Northern Train The Queen catches the 10.54 am…