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