The Top Five Longest Reigning Monarchs

| September 9, 2015

The Top Five Longest Reigning Monarchs

Today I’m delighted to be part of a tribute to our present queen, Queen Elizabeth II, who will later today (around 5.30pm) become Britain’s longest reigning monarch, beating Queen Victoria’s record of 23,226 days, 16 hours and 23 minutes. Please see the schedule at the end of this post to enjoy articles by other writers […]

The Tradition of Trooping the Colour

| June 14, 2014

The Tradition of Trooping the Colour

16th June is the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II (her real birthday is 21st April) and it is marked by the traditional Trooping the Colour parade on Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall, which takes place on the nearest Saturday (today). The parade is carried out by the Household Division (Foot Guards and Household Cavalry) […]