The British Royal Family hosted King Hussein and Princess Muna Al Hussein of Jordan, along with his brother, Prince Hassan, and sister, Princess Basma, on their 10-day State Visit to Britain on this day in 1966, exactly 10 years after the State Visit of his ill-fated cousin, King Faisal II of Iraq King Hussein had been educated in the United Kingdom, with King Faisal. Continue reading
The Coronation of King George IV was crowned King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover on this day in 1821, which was the most expensive and extravagant Coronation in British History with a number of traditional ceremonial elements conducted for the last time.
The British Royal Family hosted King Faisal II of Iraq and his uncle, Crown Prince ‘Abd al-Ilah of Hejaz, on their State Visit to Britain on this day in 1956, exactly two years before their gruesome assassination by an anti-imperialist military coup. King Faisal had been educated in the United Kingdom, with his cousin, King Hussein of Jordan, and had reigned with British support.
The Accession of King Baudouin as King of the Belgians on this day in 1951, following the Abdication of his father, King Leopold III, due to his controversial role during the Second World War, surrendering to Germany and making an unpopular second marriage, which had put the future of the Monarchy at risk. King Baudouin was a popular King who reigned until 1993, when he was succeeded by his brother, King Albert II. Continue reading