A world record, a royal birth, and the belated burial of Richard III...2015 has indeed been a significant year for The Royals!
The British Monarchy, or ‘The Royal Family’ as they are more often referred, has always been a fascination to those visiting from overseas. Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle are must see attractions for tourists and the silhouette of Westminster Abbey always draws in the crowds. It is the personal lives of the Royals, however that intrigues us all the most and with the current age of social media in full swing, this traditionally private family are becoming increasingly accessible.
Over the years the Royals have had their fair share of historic events and this year has been no exception.
On 2nd May 2015, we welcomed Princess Charlotte into the world (Pictured left with older brother, Prince George). The public waited with baited breath to meet her, and most importantly to find out her name.
As the second child of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Charlotte is fourth in line to the throne. Unlike her ancestors however, Charlotte’s birth reached us all via Kensington Palace’s Twitter account, @KensingtonRoyal . She even got her own hashtag #WelcometotheFamily.
We also witnessed the belated burial of the last medieval monarch, Richard III (Pictured below), whose remains were discovered nearly 530 years after his death in 1485. After falling in battle, the King’s remains were lost and had been recently discovered by archaeologists.
“In his two years as King, he reshaped vital aspects of the legal system, developing presumption of innocence and the practice of granting bail,” said the Archbishop of Westminster at the service in Leicester Cathedral.
With the younger royals often dominating headlines, the Queen made her own splash last year, by sending her very first tweet and becoming the first from any reigning monarch to do so. Next year a massive street party will mark her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday but today, the Queen has reached an arguably greater milestone, as she enters the history books again by breaking her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria’s record as the longest reigning monarch in British history.
A huge congratulations to her majesty, Queen Elizabeth!
Posted on September 9th, 2015 @ 11:23 AM