The Duke and Duchess of Windsor at 73 and 71 respectively
Below is a selection of glimpses into a fascinating moment in twentieth century British history. 971 more words
On the 23rd June 1894, Edward Albert Christian George was born at White Lodge in Richmond, to parents King George V and Queen Mary.
Edward, the Prince of Wales, served in the Army in World War One, but was not permitted to go to the front. 146 more words
Prince Harry has been in the news recently, giving a lengthy interview to Newsweek in which he talks about what it’s like for him being a member of the royal family. 623 more words
Two recent announcements – the Japanese government’s agreement to the Emperor’s wish to abdicate and Prince Philip’s retirement from public life, both on grounds of advancing age – highlight the fact that there is no continuing provision for abdication in UK law. 1,449 more words
This day – Wednesday May 12th 1937 – saw the coronation at Westminster Abbey of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth as King and Queen of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth and as Emperor and Empress of India. 814 more words