Collins Gem - Royal Britain

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Collins Gem - Royal Britain

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9780007197101: Collins Gem - Royal Britain

A fascinating illustrated guide to the British Royal Family, covering individual members of the family, the succession, royal duties, the royal household, royal residences and a look back over the history of British monarchs.

To place the royal family in context, the first section traces the family trees of the English, Welsh, Scottish and British royal houses.

Each member of the royal family is profiled showing their duties and responsibilities.

Royal rituals such as the State opening of Parliament and the Trooping of the Colour are described together with a Royal Calendar of Events.

There is information about the royal residences such as Buckingham Palace and St James’ Palace together with illustrations showing the main buildings in each house or castle.

An A–Z of royal places provides invaluable information for visitors.

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How much do we know about the monarchy? This Collins Gem takes you through its many aspects.

History
A historical review of monarchs in Britain

The Royal Office
Ancestry and heraldry, symbols of office (crown, orb, etc.) and the succession

The Royal Family
Members of today’s Royal Family

Royal Palaces
Buckingham Palace, Holyroodhouse, Windsor Castle and more

Places with Royal connections
Brighton Pavilion, Tower of London, Fotheringhay, Osborne House

The Royal calendar
The Court Circular and regular celebrations and duties – The Queen’s Official Birthday, The Maundy Thursday service, etc.

The Royal Household
The royal staff, the royal wealth, the art collection, royal regiments

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