The appointment of the Knights and Ladies of the Garter is in The Queen's gift, without Prime Ministerial advice. Queen Elizabeth has appointed Felipe VI, King of Spain, a Stranger Knight in 2017 and Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands as a Stranger Knight in 2018. As we all know, both Kings attended this year's Garter… Continue reading Order of the Garter–more fun!
The hofdames can already feel the excitement building for this year's Order of the Garter ceremonies. In addition to the usual pomp and the appearance of the senior Windsors, both King Felipe and King Willem-Alexander will be invested. The proceedings will be held at St. George’s Chapel. We will bring you all the details in… Continue reading Brit Brief – Order of the Garter
Royal dad-dom. So cute, often so overlooked. If you feel the urge, go ahead and spam your favorite royal dad in the comments. For those out there who celebrate yourselves - a Happy Father's Day to you! Have a great Father's Day. If you are lucky enough to have a father or father figure in… Continue reading Spam a Man – Father’s Day Edition
Today is the Queen's Birthday!!! Ok, well not actually...that's back in April. Today is her "official birthday" which includes a parade called the Trooping the Colour. For newbies to the royal scene, this tradition goes all the way back to George II, when he combined the annual summer military march with his birthday parade (he… Continue reading Brit Brief Open Post – Trooping the Colour
The standard Royal Recap will return in a couple of weeks. We just have too many tours to discuss, so many that this post should be subtitled: Official and UnOfficial Visits: Everyone is Doing It! We're going to dispense with tour formalities and just do quick hits for each royal lady. You may catch a… Continue reading Royal Recap – Globetrotters