Happy 90th Birthday to Queen Elizabeth II!

| April 21, 2016

Happy 90th Birthday to Queen Elizabeth II!

A very happy 90th birthday to Queen Elizabeth II! The Queen has two birthdays, her official birthday which is usually celebrated on the second Saturday in June and her actual birthday which is 21st April. Her birthday is marked by a number of gun salutes including at the Tower of London. The Tower of London […]

Mary Boleyn and Queen Elizabeth II

| September 10, 2015

Mary Boleyn and Queen Elizabeth II

I’ve had a few people ask why I, as an owner of an Anne Boleyn website, have been involved in a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on the day she became Britain’s longest reigning monarch. Well, there are three answers to the question: I’m British and I have the greatest respect for my royal family, […]

Trooping the Colour – The Queen’s Birthday Parade

| June 15, 2013

Trooping the Colour – The Queen’s Birthday Parade

Tomorrow is the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II 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) and the British Monarchy website explains it: […]

Trooping the Colour – The Queen’s Official Birthday

| June 16, 2012

Trooping the Colour – The Queen’s Official Birthday

Today is the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II and it will be marked by the annual Trooping of the Colour ceremony performed by regiments of the British and Commonwealth armies. You can find out more at the British Monarchy website – click here – where you will also find photos and archive footage. It […]

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

| February 6, 2012

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

As a very proud British citizen, I just want to draw attention to the fact that today marks Queen Elizabeth II’s diamond jubilee, the 60th anniversary of her accession. On this day in 1952, Princess Elizabeth was told by her husband that her father, King George VI, had died and that she was Queen Elizabeth […]

Happy Birthday Queen Elizabeth II!

| June 11, 2011

The rather lucky Queen Elizabeth II has two birthdays and today her Official Birthday will be celebrated with the annual Queen’s Birthday Parade, or “Trooping the Colour”, when the 1st Battalion Scots Guards will troop the colour in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen, on Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall, in Central London. Below is […]

Happy 85th Birthday Queen Elizabeth II!

| April 21, 2011

Happy 85th Birthday Queen Elizabeth II!

Yes, on this day in history, the 21st April 1926, Queen Elizabeth II was born by caesarean section at Mayfair. She was the first child of Prince Albert, Duke of York and later King George VI, and his wife, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II on the death of her father, King George VI, […]

Rules of Succession could Change

| March 27, 2009

Rules of Succession could Change

We all know that Henry VIII made changes to the rules of succession, with his three Acts of Succession, but now today’s British Monarchy and Government may be considering changes. The BBC has just reported that the Queen and Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, have discussed reforming the current rules concerning succession to the throne of […]