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It has been a long established (and largely well known) Royal tradition that the reigning Monarch sends out a message on the occasion of someone’s 100th birthday. Whilst many people are aware of this, very few know much more than that. It was King George V who first sent out a message to someone on...

This is a play that follows the fate of Anne Boleyn and her brother George from the Field of Cloth of Gold in 1520 to their executions for treason in...

Vivid colour photograph of inside the Abbey during The Queen’s coronation service. Shortly after 12.30pm in Westminster Abbey, on June 2, 1953, the...

As somebody who was not around at the time of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953, in fact somebody who was born nearly 40 years after her accession,...

On 2nd June 1953, a remarkable young woman was crowned at Westminster Abbey. Aged just 27, Elizabeth II had been born at the time of the 1926 general...

The royal family will be attending the celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of The Queen’s coronation. This is the first time the Duchess of...

After enjoying Thomas Penn’s book on Henry VII, Winter King, I was very much looking forward to watching him present a programme of the same name. ...

On 13th June 1981 came the annual tradition of celebrating a Monarch’s birthday, Trooping the Colour. It was up to a point going as smoothly and...

I preface this blog post with this: I grew up in a household that read the tabloid magazines. Not only did we read the magazines, we were taught to believe...

Queen Elizabeth II’s first big jubilee came about in 1977 when she, along with the entire country, celebrated her 25th year on the throne. It was...