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!
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
Today we will have a brief Brit Brief. We have multiple ANZAC Day appearances to cover, mostly by the popular younger British royals and an appearance of a royal we don't see often. The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry attended the ANZAC Day Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey together. Kate is… Continue reading Brit Brief – ANZAC Day
It has quickly become one of the most anticipated events on the royal calendar. Shall we take a look at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade? I think so. And don't forget about the slideshows! As he has for the past six years, Domhnall the Irish Wolfhound (who joined the Guards in 2013) led 350… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Parade with The Irish Guards