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10 Curious Facts About The British Monarchy

The traditions and history of the British monarchy are fascinating—even to those who are not subjects of it. From regnal numbering to guarding The Queen, here is a comprehensive guide to some of the finest and weirdest traditions that involve the British Monarchy and its Monarch. 1,312 more words


Happy birthday to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit!

Happy birthday to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit! Long Live the Queen !
… and Happy Mother’s Day !

HM Queen Sirikit of Thailand, the second Queen-Regent in Thai history and the longest serving royal consort in the world, is wife to HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great. 54 more words

GISHWHES 2014 Story

For Lyssa Norton, a GISHWHES 140-Word flash fiction up at my site: http://www.audreygreathouse.com/writing.html

Mischa Collins was a gifted professional actor, something that was advantageous in his day-to-day life as well as his career. 126 more words

Another Strange and Unusual Fact about the British Commonwealth

For some bizarre reason, I’ve been consumed lately with an interest in trivia related to the British Empire and Commonwealth.

So, here goes another question: In the history of the British Empire and Commonwealth, only one other political entity besides the 13 American colonies issued  a declaration of independence from the Crown.  125 more words

Jim Langcuster

Treasures of London - Swiss Court...

In the hubbub of the West End, it’s easy to walk past the colourful monuments of Swiss Court without realising their significance is. 

Located between Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square, the area was formerly home of the Swiss Centre, completed in the late 1960s as a showcase and trade centre for Switzerland. 189 more words

Monuments, Memorials, And Gateways