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The origin story of the Jubilee

The origin story of the Jubilee

Explainers, Explainers, News, Royal Family
CC: Crown Copyright 2013 Queen Elizabeth II has reached her Platinum Jubilee and becomes the first British monarch to do so. As Her Majesty celebrates this historic anniversary, why not go back in history - to the very first jubilee. On 6 February 1952, Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne after her father, King George VI, died. This year will be Her Majesty’s 70th year on the throne, a.k.a her Platinum Jubilee. It’s quite an achievement to reach, and the Palace has several festivities planned for June. The Queen doesn’t celebrate her anniversary on the day, opting instead to honour her late father. So in the meantime, let’s go back in time to the beginning and see how the Jubilee began. 1300 AD Is anyone familiar with Jesus Christ?  Yes? Good, because to understa
What’s the difference between a Queen and Queen Consort?

What’s the difference between a Queen and Queen Consort?

Explainers, News, Royal Family, UK news
Credit: Korona Lacasse (CC) In celebration of her Platinum Jubilee, marking the first British monarch to reach 70 years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth wished that Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, would be the future Queen Consort when Prince Charles takes the throne in the future.  When Prince Charles and Camilla got married in 2005, there was a lot of speculation over what title she would have when her husband became King. At the time of the wedding, Camilla stated that she did not want to be Queen but “intended” to be known as the country’s first Princess Consort. However, that idea was scrapped from the royal website in 2018.  Charles and Camilla have a history of not being liked by the public after the world witnessed their relationship while he was still married t
Londoners criticise Prince Andrew’s Newsnight interview

Londoners criticise Prince Andrew’s Newsnight interview

Celebrity, London, Royal Family
Young Londoners have criticised the royal family, following allegations linking Prince Andrew on the sexual assault of Virginia Guiffre in 2001.  “We look up to the royal family, but now things happened, it raised our concern.” said Laura Matthews, 23.  The recent allegations certainly damaged the royal ́s reputation, as more doubts are being raised to what happens behind closed doors. “They (The Royal Family) should have a certain level of integrity, but with this, maybe they have lost it.” By Alice Khaan, 31. For young Londoners power dynamics are considered to be a major reason why, often male members of the establishment are convinced that they can abuse their position for sexual advances. “It’s just like power dynamics I guess.I think it’s just how the world works now, if you