The Queen Consort paradox

I had hoped that once The Queen had died, we could all go back to sticking to the rules about titles: follow the 1917 Letters Patent as intended and don’t makeup titles as you go along. And if the new King didn’t want that, he should issue new Letters Patent. The 1917 Letters Patent state, [read more]

Queen Camilla

Camilla – The new Queen

With The Queen’s passing, Prince Charles accended the throne as King Charles III. His wife Camilla is entitled to share all her husband’s titles and is automatically entitled to be called Queen (consort). Just a few months ago, a statement was released by Queen Elizabeth II which stated that she supported Camilla becoming Queen (consort) [read more]

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Royal News

The new Prince and Princess of Wales

With The Queen’s passing, many changes are happening. Upon her death on 8 September 2022, Prince Charles automatically accended the throne as King. As the eldest son and heir apparent of the reigning British monarch, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge automatically gained the title Duke of Cornwall. Catherine, as his wife, became the Duchess [read more]

Royal Jewels

Royal Jewels – The Greville Tiara

Like the Greville Bow Brooch, the Greville tiara came from the collection of Dame Margaret Greville, the wife of the Hon. Ronald Greville. Margaret and her husband had had no children, and she bequeathed all her jewellery to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother upon her death in 1942. The tiara was created in 1921 by [read more]