CHOGM Tiaras

Tomorrow, the Queen and Members of the Royal Family will attend the Queen’s Dinner for the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) at Buckingham Palace. Many expect this to be the Queen’s last such Dinner, as she does not undertake any travel outside the United Kingdom, and CHOGM is held in a different Commonwealth country every two years. Evolving from the annual Commonwealth Prime Minister’s Conference, the Queen first attended CHOGM in 1973, and despite having no role in the proceedings, her glittering Dinner is one of the highlights of the Meeting. To mark the occasion, we are taking a look at the Queen’s Tiaras at the Commonwealth Dinner of years past- Continue reading

Prince and Princess of Wales in Australia, 1983

Australia is the Commonwealth Realm in focus for the Royal Family in 2018. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were there earlier this month to open and attend the Commonwealth Games, as was the Earl of Wessex, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be in Australia later this year for the Invictus Games. To mark the visits, we are taking a look at the Prince and Princess of Wales’ 1983 Tour of Australia, which finished on this day in 1983. Continue reading