The Assassination of Lord Mountbatten

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Louis Mountbatten, the 1st Earl of Burma, by the Irish Republican Army (IRA), which occurred on 27 August 1979. Lord Mountbatten was Prince Philip’s maternal uncle, Queen Elizabeth’s second cousin once removed, and was Prince Charles’ honorary godfather. He was a British Royal Navy officer…

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…

King George VI gave this rousing speech to Great Britain on 6 June 1944, ahead of the Normandy landings in France. His great-grandson Prince William Duke of Cambridge recited the speech during the 75th Anniversary of D-Day Commemorations at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire on 6 June 2019. Transcript Four years ago, our Nation…

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…