Queen Margrethe’s Golden Jubilee

In January, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark will mark the 50th Anniversary of the Accession to the Danish Throne, after the Death of her father, King Frederick IX of Denmark in 1972. The Danish Royal Court has just announced a series of exciting events in mid-January to mark Queen Margrethe’s Golden Jubilee, which will also include many Foreign Royal Guests in addition to the extended Danish Royal Family. The Jubilee will also be marked with events in several places throughout the country, with a number of interviews, TV documentaries and book releases tell about her life and work.  Continue reading

British Parliament to restore Queen’s prerogative to dissolve Parliament

The Parliament of the United Kingdom is set to start debate on legislation that seeks to revive the Queen’s power to dissolve parliament that was formerly exercised by virtue of the royal prerogative.
A. V. Dicey, a constitutional theorist from the 19th century, described the royal prerogative as “the remaining portion of the Crown’s original authority, and it is therefore … the name for the residue of discretionary power left at any moment in the hands of the Crown, whether such power be in fact exercised by the King himself or by his Ministers”. Continue reading

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

In 2022, Queen Elizabeth II will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, seventy years of service, having acceded to the throne on 6th February 1952 when Her Majesty was 25 years old. Throughout the year, the Queen and members of the Royal Family are traveling around the country and the Commonwealth to undertake a variety of engagements to mark this historic occasion culminating with the focal point of the Platinum Jubilee Weekend in June 2022, which is also the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation.

Thank you to everyone who has been involved in convening communities, families, neighbours and friends to mark my Platinum Jubilee, in the United Kingdom and across the Commonwealth. I know that many happy memories will be created at these festive occasions.

I continue to be inspired by the goodwill shown to me, and hope that the coming days will provide an opportunity to reflect on all that has been achieved during the last seventy years, as we look to the future with confidence and enthusiasm.

ELIZABETH R.

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