Podcast: Queen’s Portrait, Prince Andrew Statement & 40th Anniversary

The Queen's portrait has returned to Stormont House, Prince Andrew issues a statement, World Water Week in Sweden, a royal wedding anniversary and the 40th Anniversary since Louis Mountbatten's death. Prince Andrew Statement Buckingham Palace has released a statement on the Duke of York's behalf regarding disgraced financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Will…

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…

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Name Their Baby

Kensington Palace has announced after 11.00 am (8.00 pm AEST) that the royal baby now has a name three days after he was born. The little prince was born on Monday, 23 April 2018, at 11.01 am, weighing 8lb 7oz (3.8272 kg). The Duke and Duchess took their baby son home to Kensington Palace hours…

Viceroy’s House: Lord Mountbatten Oversees Partition in 1947

A new film focuses on the last Viceroy Lord Mountbatten overseeing the final transition of British India to Independence in 1947. British rule was coming to an end after 300 years. Viceroy's House, starring Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson, looks at six months of tumultuous history leading up to the creation of two…

Podcast: Northern Ireland, Silver Jubilee Cruise & Battle of the Somme Centenary Commemorations

Northern Ireland visit, King Harald and Queen Sonja's Silver Jubilee Cruise, Earl Mountbatten's great-granddaughter marries, a royal visit to Canada and Battle of the Somme Centenary commemorations. Northern Ireland What was the Queen's response when she was asked if she was feeling well during her visit to Northern Ireland? A fantastic reception for The Queen…

Podcast: Prince Harry, Ireland Visit & Henry VIII Does Elvis

Prince Harry returns home from New Zealand, wants the government to bring back National Service, and attends the Chelsea Flower Show. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visit Ireland including Mullaghmore where an IRA bomb killed Lord Mountbatten in 1979. Plans are already underway to plan a big birthday extravaganza for Queen…