It’s been a busy week for the Royal family on the birthday front. Last Saturday saw Her Majesty The Queen celebrate her “official” birthday with the Trooping of the Colour – the images on TV were fantastic. If you missed it you can catch up at the BBC iPlayer.
Her Majesty’s actual birthday is on 21st April in case you were wondering. The Trooping of the Colour has marked the offical Birthday of the British Sovereign for over 260 years. I have never seen it so it is on my “bucket list”! You can read more about it here.
The celebrations continued with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen’s husband celebrating his 98th birthday on Monday (10th June) – congratulations Sir!
Did you know that Dartmouth – home to our Seated Titles – is where the two first met….
Back in 1939 and before the outbreak of the Second World War, King George VI visited Dartmouth with his two daughters – Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret.
During their time in the South West they visited the Britannia Royal Naval College, set in the hill overlooking Dartmouth. Princess Elizabeth was just 13 at the time and Philip, who was a promising cadet, was assigned the daunting task of entertaining the royal siblings. Photographic archives suggest it was over a game of croquet at the Royal Naval College that Princess Elizabeth first met her husband-to-be.
You can read more about our Titles with Royal Connections.