King Carl XVI Gustaf Makes History As Sweden’s Longest-Reigning Monarch

King Carl XVI Gustaf makes history as he becomes Sweden’s longest-reigning monarch on Thursday, 26 April 2018. The Swedish King, who turns 72 on Monday, 30 April, has reigned for 44 years and 223 days, overtaking Magnus IV Ericsson who reigned from 8 July 1319 to 15 February 1364. Magnus Eriksson was also King of…

The Duke and Duchess of York’s 1927 Australian Visit

The Australian Government invited the Duke and Duchess of York for the opening of Parliament House, Canberra, as part of a gruelling and exhausting tour. Albert Duke of York (George VI) and the Duchess of York (Queen Elizabeth) were also representing Britain and its Empire’s trading interests, so their visit was of great importance to…

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: Henry VII’s Bed, 69th Wedding Anniversary, Jordanian Royal Visit & Prince Harry

A king's bed found in a car park, the Queen and Prince Philip celebrate 69th Wedding Anniversary, another royal visit to Australia, Prince Harry news and Buckingham Palace repairs. Henry VII's Marriage Bed The extraordinary story of how Henry VII's bed ended up in a car park in Wales. It is believed to be England's…

Podcast: New Zealand, Bahrain, Remembrance Day & Six Wives

Condolences for New Zealand, Remembrance Sunday events, a royal visit to Bahrain, Armistice Day service, Prince Harry's Invictus Games announcement and a new documentary about Henry VIII's Six Wives. Condolences For New Zealand Read more in A message from The Queen following the earthquakes in New Zealand.   Remembrance Sunday, 2016 Listen to our podcast…

Podcast: Dutch Royal Visit, Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award & Thailand Mourns

Crown Princess Mary presents a prestigious award, thousands mourn the late King Bhumibol and details about the Dutch Royal Visit to Australia, especially Sydney. Hans Christian Anderson Literature Award Crown Princess Mary of Denmark presents this year's Award to Japanese author, Haruki Murakami. Find out about previous winners in this week's show. Embed from Getty…

Prince Henry Duke of Gloucester: Australia’s First Royal Governor-General

Prime Minister John Curtin believed appointing a member of the royal family would improve chances Britain maintained its commitment to Australia’s defence during World War II. Australians will be deeply appreciative of his Majesty’s action in appointing a member of the Royal Family to be Governor-General of Australia. All in the country will look forward…

Australia’s New $5 Note

The Reserve Bank of Australia released the design artwork of the new Five-dollar note on Tuesday, 12 April 2016 to prepare Australians for a smooth introduction. The new design is still the same-sized purple banknote with the Queen on the front, and the Federal Parliament House on the reserve, for easy recognition and to minimise…

Podcast: Rugby World Cup, Royal Baby News & Another Visit Down Under

Rugby World Cup Reception at Buckingham Palace, two royal keynote speakers, a royal christening and baby news from Sweden, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall's forthcoming visit to New Zealand and Australia. Listen to this week's show: Happy Birthday, Prince Christian The Danish Royal Court released some new official pictures in celebration…

Podcast: Royal Baby Update, Anzac Day Commemorations & Nepal

Anzac Day commemorations around the world, including Britain and Denmark. More royal baby news, birthday wishes for a fan outside the Lindo Wing. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden celebrates his birthday and the longest-serving heirs to the British throne. Anzac Day Prince Charles gives a reading at the Dawn Service at Gallipoli. View image…