Sixty-four years ago today, London’s Westminster Abbey hosted a glittering assortment of royals from across the world for the coronation of Elizabeth II. Hope was high and Britain celebrated their new queen and her young family. Sixty-four years on, the regal Elizabeth is respected and admired worldwide. She has become Britain’s longest-living and longest-reigning monarch. She’s been a steady influence… Read More
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Elizabeth, A Legacy Sixty years ago today, the former Princess Elizabeth was crowned Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey. It was a day of great pomp and circumstance, befitting a lovely new monarch. Joining her on the day were her small children, Prince Charles and Princess Anne, along with her mother, husband, and sister (as seen above). It was a… Read More
As the sun rose in the eastern United States, a certain blogger was stumbling awake to watch – and tweet about – the abdication of Queen Beatrix. Though it was still dark for me, the sun was shining in the Netherlands today as people celebrated – and said goodbye to – their queen of 33 years. In turn, they lifted… Read More
On February 12th, the official Dutch royal website provided an outline of the abdication and investiture program for April 30th. They do note that it is subject to change. If you are unsure of the time frame you should use to view the proceedings, check the World Clock. For instance, Amsterdam is -5 from Boston (they are five hours ahead… Read More
The date of Queen Beatrix’s abdication is known, claims an anonymous source. This source was quoted in the Belgian weekly magazine Humo, just one of many Dutch and Flemish media outlets speculating about the queen’s passing of the baton. Or the scepter, if you will. September 9th of this year is rumored to be the date of abdication for the… Read More
What marvelous photos! Have a look: “The celebration of a new king.” Bhutan seems like it shall have a brighter future than poor Nepal.
I updated the ceremonies page a few weeks ago, but I don’t think I posted the update here. Recently added is the list of major royal weddings throughout the generations, along with details of the coronation and music used in the ceremony. This is a great YouTube video about the coronation – details and footage from the day ( Long… Read More
We may have lost Nepal to a republic, but Tonga still stands strong. Fireworks and cannon fire filled the air above Tonga on Friday, as the South Pacific nation celebrated the coronation of King George V. The new monarch was crowned in front of 1,000 guests – including Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and the Japanese crown prince Naruhito… Read More