Sixty Joyless De-Britished Uncrowned Commonpoor Years (1949-2009)

Elizabeth II Vice-Regal Saint: Remembering Paul Comtois (1895–1966), Lt.-Governor of Québec
Britannic Inheritance: Britain's proud legacy. What legacy will America leave?
English Debate: Daniel Hannan revels in making mince meat of Gordon Brown
Crazy Canucks: British MP banned from Canada on national security grounds
Happy St. Patrick's: Will Ireland ever return to the Commonwealth?
Voyage Through the Commonwealth: World cruise around the faded bits of pink.
No Queen for the Green: The Green Party of Canada votes to dispense with monarchy.
"Sir Edward Kennedy": The Queen has awarded the senator an honorary Knighthood.
President Obama: Hates Britain, but is keen to meet the Queen?
The Princess Royal: Princess Anne "outstanding" in Australia.
H.M.S. Victory: In 1744, 1000 sailors went down with a cargo of gold.
Queen's Commonwealth: Britain is letting the Commonwealth die.
Justice Kirby: His support for monarchy almost lost him appointment to High Court
Royal Military Academy: Sandhurst abolishes the Apostles' Creed.
Air Marshal Alec Maisner, R.I.P. Half Polish, half German and 100% British.
Cherie Blair: Not a vain, self regarding, shallow thinking viper after all.
Harry Potter: Celebrated rich kid thinks the Royals should not be celebrated
The Royal Jelly: A new king has been coronated, and his subjects are in a merry mood
Victoria Cross: Australian TROOPER MARK DONALDSON awarded the VC
Godless Buses: Royal Navy veteran, Ron Heather, refuses to drive his bus
Labour's Class War: To expunge those with the slightest pretensions to gentility
100 Top English Novels of All Time: The Essential Fictional Library
BIG BEN: Celebrating 150 Years of the Clock Tower

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

The Queen Mother Memorial Gates

Prince Charles as The Duke of Rothesay*, accompanied by The Duchess of Rothesay, unveiled the Queen Mother Memorial Gates at Glamis Castle yesterday.

Insight%20apr08%20gallery%20gates2%20largeAbove: The crest on the Queen Mother Memorial Gates. Below: Glamis Castle in Angus was the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. It is the home of the Earl and Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and has been the family hearth of the Lords of Glamis since 1372.

GlamisWide* Just as The Prince of Wales is the ancient title bestowed upon the heir to the English throne, The Duke of Rothesay is the ancient title bestowed upon the heir to the Scottish throne. The thrones of England and Scotland were united under the Act of Union in 1707.