Happy New Year everyone! 2021 was a busy year for all of us, with millions of visitors on The Royal Watcher, and I’ve had a wonderful time interacting with so many of you! After a quite different royal year in 2021, which we have just revisited in our ‘Year-in-Review’ series, there are quite a few Royal events to look forward to in 2022, more HERE: Continue reading
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)!