Queen Victoria (1819-1901)

Britain’s second-longest reigning monarch and Empress of India was born in London in 1819 and ruled for nearly 64 years. George III’s only legitimate heir, Princess Charlotte of Wales died in childbirth in 1817, so her death sparked a constitutional crisis so all his unmarried sons were forced to give up their mistresses, find wives…

British Royal Family and New Technology

The British Royal Family has embraced modern technology since the late 19th Century, with the invention of the telephone, radio, television and the Internet. 19th Century 1878 – Queen Victoria meets Alexander Graham Bell and tries out his new invention, the telephone, and makes a note in her diary. A Professor Bell explained the whole…

Podcast: Surfer’s Ear, Instagram & Royal Social Media Guidelines

Crown Prince Haakon's minor surgery, Queen Elizabeth posts a message on Instagram, social media guidelines from the Palace, Prince Leonard laid to rest and our thoughts on those baby rumours. Crown Prince Haakon We wish HRH Crown Prince Haakon a speedy recovery from surgery. Queen Elizabeth on Instagram The Queen makes history again when she…

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…

Frogmore Cottage’s Previous Royal Residents

Frogmore Cottage, once described as an unpretentious Georgian house, was once home to King George V’s cousin Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna, and his widow Queen Mary. The Grade II listed house, also known as Double Garden Cottage, is about half a mile from Windsor Castle. Prince Albert granted his son Prince Alfred the use of…

Podcast: After The Royal Wedding, Royal Run, Regional Visit for Meghan and Harry & Queen Victoria

Royal Wedding celebrations continue, details about the Royal Run, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's first official engagement, a possible regional NSW visit and Queen Victoria's birthday. The Royal Wedding Celebrations Continues ... About 600 guests attended a lunchtime reception in St George's Hall following the ceremony at St George's Chapel. Then a private evening…

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Sweden and Norway Visit

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be visiting Sweden and Norway on an official visit from Tuesday, 30 January to Friday, 2 February 2018. William and Kate are also said to be looking forward to meeting many Swedes and Norwegians during their tour, including children and young people, those working in mental health, business…