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
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 will travel 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 – one year from today, which is also the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation. Continue reading
The Duke of Edinburgh passed away peacefully at Windsor Castle just before his 100th Birthday. As a Greek Prince who became the longest serving Consort to the longest-reigning Monarch in British History, he lived a fascinating life, which we will talk about in ’99 Facts about the Duke of Edinburgh’, which replaces a scheduled article about the Queen ahead of her 95th Birthday, and was originally intended to be a ‘100 facts’ article for his 100th Birthday in June (to mark his 100th Birthday, the article has been updated)!
The Duke of Edinburgh passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle just before his 100th Birthday, and as the oldest and longest serving Consort to the longest-reigning Monarch in British History, who was also the longest-lived descendant of Queen Victoria and King Christian IX of Denmark, condolences have been coming in from Reigning and Former Royals around the world, who the Duke met and hosted on numerous occasions!
It has just been announced that the Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, consort of Queen Elizabeth II has passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle, at the age of 99, just a few months before his 100th Birthday. This is breaking news, and this page will be updated as soon as any other information will be available.