Trooping the Colour 2021

The Queen was accompanied by her cousin, the Duke of Kent and Colonel of the Scots Guards as she viewed the Military Parade in the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle to mark Her Majesty’s Official Birthday, on June 12th. The Trooping of the Colour has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign for over 250 years, but unlike previous years, this year’s grand ceremony in London was cancelled, like last year, due to the ongoing pandemic.

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Royal Family at G7 Summit

The Queen and members of the Royal Family are in Cornwall to attend a series of events in connection to the ongoing G7 Summit, the meeting of the heads of government of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. The United Kingdom holds this year’s Presidency of the G7.

 American State Visits to Britain | G7 Summit Dinner at Buckingham Palace in 1977

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Queen’s Grima Ruby Brooch

Today marks the 100th Birthday of the late Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away just a few weeks ago! The Greek Prince who became the hardworking longest serving Prince Consort of the longest-reigning Monarch in British History, the late Duke lived a long and fascinating life, with a strong interest in innovation and design. We have already covered the Queen’s Engagement Ring and splendid Wedding Gift Bracelet, both examples of the Duke’s royal heritage and artistic tastes, and to mark the day today, we are featuring the Queen’s Grima Ruby Brooch, also known as the Scarab Brooch!

100 Facts about the Duke of EdinburghRoyal Relatives of the Duke of Edinburgh

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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 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

State Opening of Parliament 2021

The Queen, accompanied by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, presided over the Official Opening of the Session of Parliament in the Chamber of the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London on May 11th. This was a ‘dressed down’ version of the State Opening, devoid of pageantry and ceremony, due to the ongoing Pandemic. The last State Opening was also a ‘dressed down’ affair in 2019, coming two months after the previous State Opening. The State Opening was also the Queen’s first public Engagement since the Death of the Duke of Edinburgh last monthContinue reading

The Cullinan Diamond

Happy Birthday to Queen Elizabeth II, who turns 95 today! Since we have covered so many of the British Royal Jewels, it was quite an effort to decide what to feature today, but we eventually settled on one of the most important pieces in the Queen’s massive collection: The Cullinan Diamond!

The British Royal Tiaras | British Royal Orders | British Royal Jewels95 facts about Queen Elizabeth II

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Funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh

The entire British Royal Family and some special Foreign Royal Guests attended the Ceremonial Royal Funeral of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on April 17th. The oldest and longest serving Consort to the longest-reigning Monarch in British History, the Duke passed away peacefully last week at Windsor Castle a few months before his 100th Birthday, and was heavily involved in the planning of his own Funeral, though they have been modified due to the ongoing Pandemic.

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