George II of Great Britain (1727-1760)

George II was the last British monarch to lead troops into battle, whilst many great social and political changes occurred during his reign. He was born Georg August on 30 October 1683 (Old Style) at Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover, the eldest of two children born to Crown Prince Georg of Hanover and Sophia Dorothea of Celle.…

It’s Official: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Announce Their Engagement

Clarence House issued a media release on 27 November 2017 saying the Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to American actress Meghan Markle. According to the statement, Prince Harry had informed his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II and other close members of the Royal Family as well as seeking and…

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…

The First Prince George of Cambridge

Recent reports in the British media claimed the royal baby would be the first ever Prince of Cambridge were incorrect. Actually it was His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge, who was born 26 March 1819 in Hanover, Germany. His parents were Prince Adolphus, who was created Duke of Cambridge in 1801, and Princess Augusta…