Monthly Archives: February 2012

Touring Historic Royal Weddings with Author Janette McCutcheon

While most people envision royal weddings as a frothy bit of pomp and circumstance, there is actually a rich and strategic history surrounding these events. Historically, marriages were often loveless affairs arranged by families and governments to secure peace and … Continue reading

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First of the Diamond Jubilee Tours Get Underway

Today marks the start of the first of the overseas royal tours celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The Earl and Countess of Wessex arrive on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, where they will attend a parade and youth performance … Continue reading

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Quick Thoughts & Pictures as the Queen Celebrates Accession Day

Military gun salutes and a visit to a nursery school marked the Queen’s accession to the throne, 60 years ago today. To mark the first Diamond Jubilee since Queen Victoria 115 years ago, the Queen renewed her dedication to the … Continue reading

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Photographer Paul Ratcliffe Shares His Royal Encounters

A majority of the photographs seen by the public of the British royal family tend to come from events full of pomp and pageantry, such as the Trooping the Colour ceremony or a royal wedding. With the royal family as … Continue reading

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