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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95 Facts about the Queen

Later this month, Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her 95th Birthday, so assistant editor Gabriel Aquino has complied 95 Facts about the Queen looking a the oldest and longest Reigning British Sovereign in History, whose reign has spanned a period of immense upheaval and progress!

This was the article originally scheduled for a few days ago, when, following the death of Prince Phillip, we published 99 Facts about the Duke of Edinburgh!

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Nizam of Hyderabad Tiara

Today marks the 135th Anniversary of the Birth of Mir Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII, the Nizam of Hyderabad, who was born on this day in 1886! The wealthiest and highest ranking of the rulers in Princely India who reigned over a territory larger than France, the Nizam is the fourth wealthiest individual of all time, today were are featuring a splendid jewel that he gifted to the Queen: the Nizam of Hyderabad Tiara!

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