By Jack Goldstein
Are you partial to the trendy new release of royals? How a lot have you learnt concerning the lives of Prince William, his spouse Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and the remainder of the Royal kinfolk? if you are a fan, then this can be a nice e-book so one can provide you with attention-grabbing information regarding royals either previous and current. Separated into sections containing info on person royals, traditions of the monarchy, kings and queens from background, and naturally Queen Elizabeth II, you will discover greater than a hundred impressive evidence within!
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The longer the member of staff has served, the better gift they can choose. The ruling monarch attends a ceremony every year called the State Opening of Parliament. Every year before this event, the Yeomen of the Guard search the cellars beneath the Palace of Westminster. This is because of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605 when Guy Fawkes and his fellow revolutionaries attempted to blow up parliament and the king! An unusual ceremony also conducted every year is the annual Swan Upping, where the Keeper of the Queen’s Swans (known since 1993 as the Warden of the Swans) sails up the River Thames from London Bridge to Henley and marks the royal birds.
It is customary that at a royal wedding, all of the menus are written in French! Every year, each member of the Queen’s household staff are presented with a Christmas pudding and a gift. The staff can choose their own gift from a catalogue that is provided to them in March. The longer the member of staff has served, the better gift they can choose. The ruling monarch attends a ceremony every year called the State Opening of Parliament. Every year before this event, the Yeomen of the Guard search the cellars beneath the Palace of Westminster.
Edward apparently chose Wessex because it is a historical title, and he enjoyed Colin Firth’s performance of a previous incumbent in the 1998 film Shakespeare in Love! In 1971, Princess Anne won the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award for her success in Eventing - five years later she even competed in the Olympics. In 1974, the Princess was the subject of a kidnapping attempt. A limousine she was being driven in was forced to stop, and a man aimed a gun at the Princess. The Princess’s bodyguard, a nearby journalist and her driver were shot by the assailant, who told Anne that he wanted to ransom her for two million pounds.
101 Amazing Facts about the Royal Family by Jack Goldstein