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What about Prince Charles when the Queen dies?

The Prince of Wales will automatically become king on the moment of the Queen’s death. He will be permitted to choose his own name. He is currently expected to select the obvious Charles III, although at one point he was believed to be considering taking the name George, reflecting his admiration for others who bore the name and the negative associations of a two previous King Charles. 91 more words

Taken at Skegness

Wrates (the apostrophe comes and goes!) are still based in Skegness, and have been in the commercial photography business for a remarkable 120 years or so now. 355 more words


Queen's Beastly Lion

Ten heraldic statues, made of plaster and standing six feet in height, were created for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on 2¬†June 1953. ¬†They became known as the Queen’s Beasts. 307 more words


Gold leaf from Napoleon's crown fetches 625,000 euros

(Source: sg.news.yahoo.com)

A gold laurel leaf removed from the crown Napoleon Bonaparte wore to his coronation

A gold laurel leaf removed from the crown Napoleon Bonaparte wore to his coronation sold for 625,000 ($735,000) euros at an auction in Paris on Sunday. 133 more words

Current Affairs

There is life!

As my last post was apparently from back in oh… August/September, I’m long overdue for an update. For the sake of not writing a novel (mostly as my hands are already loaded with NaNo at the moment), here’s the brief version of the past few weeks and months. 1,052 more words


Don't they know Henry VII's calendar went backwards....?

Well, well, here we have ten facts about Horrible Henry VII. Oh, dear, he won’t be pleased about one thing…the Express has mistakenly dated his reign from the 22nd. 102 more words

Richard III

Assessing the king after the funeral

In an article we should have commented on earlier, authors at Foreign Policy look at the monarchy’s future.

Like many of the accounts following the dead king’s funeral, there’s a ridiculous glorification of the deceased king in order to show the new king in a poor light. 980 more words