Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom
Throwback Thursday: The Duke and Duchess of York
Prince Harry at the Invictus Games in London. Prince Harry hopes the games will "demonstrate the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and demonstrate life beyond disability". The Invictus Games are based off the American Warrior Games to which Prince Harry said "it was such a great concept by the Americans that it had to be stolen, quite simple as that really".
HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh stand on the front steps of Parliament House, in Canberra, in 1954.
Queen Elizabeth, King George VI, and Princess Margaret
Looks like two royals have dropped out of attending the Paralympic due to the arising conflict between Russia and the Ukrainian people.
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex who is an official patron of the British Paralympic team has announced that he will not be attending. The Swedish Court’s spokesperson, Annika Sönnerberg, has announced that Crown Princess Victoria will also not be attending.
I don’t think anyone should have gone to the other one too, tbh, Russia is such a mess
EDIT: Looks like Princess Margriet of the Netherlands will also not be attending the Paralympic events as well
Harlots Housewives And Heroines A 17th Century (I watched this in one of my classes and thought I would share, it’s interesting and Lucy Worsley never disappoints!)
Episode 1 - At the Court
The years after the Civil War and the Restoration of Charles II marked the end of the medieval and the beginning of the modern age. These were exciting times for women and some rose to prominence like never before. Some had remarkably modern attitudes and ambitions and achieved wealth, celebrity and power that still seems outstanding even by 21st century standards. But, at the same time, they faced a world that was still predominantly male, misogynistic and positively medieval in its outlook.
In the first episode, Dr Lucy Worsley investigates the lives of women at the top - the king’s mistresses at the royal court. When Charles and his entourage returned from exile, they came back with a host of continental ideas. Some of the women at court gained unprecedented political influence and independence. Amongst a fascinating cast of female characters, the most astonishing were Charles II’s own mistresses - the royalist Barbara Villiers, the French spy Louise de Keroualle and the infamous Cockney actress Nell Gwynn.
Lucy examines the lives of these women, discovering how their fortunes were shaped by the Restoration and how their stories reflect the atmosphere of these extraordinary years. Along her journey, Lucy gets the full mistress make-over, takes to the dance floor and treads the corridors of power. As she discovers, these women were key Restoration players, but, as mistresses, were they truly in charge of their own destinies or were they simply part of the world’s oldest profession?
In New Zealand:
The Queen has also accepted the request for Prince George to follow his parents on this visit!
While in Barbados, the Countess of Wessex visited the Ann Hill and Irving Wilson Schools
The Earl and Countess of Wessex were recently in Barbados where the attended the celebrations for the 375th Anniversary of Parliament