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The Duke of Edinburgh is wearing the uniform of the Colonel in Chief of the Queen's Royal Hussars.
 
 
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The Canadian Conservative government plans to announce that Maritime Command and Air Command, the official names of the two Canadian Forces' units, will be returned to Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Canadian Air Force, last used in 1968.

Robert Finch, the chairman of the Monarchist League of Canada told Huffington Post Canada he was absolutely thrilled” about the news.

"From a monarchist perspective it is always good to see the visibility of the crown restored…for me, it underlines the fact that the military is non-partisan and that the Queen is the commander-in-chief of the military."

Last December, the Senate passed a motion calling on the government to rename Maritime Command something with the word “navy” after former Liberal Sen. Bill Rompkey brought forward a petition to change the name officially to "Canadian Navy."

Websites bearing the new logos are expected to launch Tuesday.

Finch said he believes that this federal government’s decision has more to do with restoring the military’s history than reinforcing the links to the monarchy.

It is certainly a part of it (but) I don’t see this as being on the same level as royal family visits or the diamond jubilee.


The full story can be read here.
 
 
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BML Founder and Chairman, James Edgecombe has refuted Republic's misleading claims in today's Daily Express.

''Defenders of the monarchy dismissed claims that the amount is five times more than that calculated by Buckingham Palace.And they said that the Royal Family “is worth every penny” and accused the group Republic, which released the report, of exaggerating the costs.''

The full article can be read here: 
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/254625/-202m-Monarchy-worth-every-penny
 
 
This year the event marked the 85th birthday of the Sovereign who has reigned over the country since 1952.
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The Colour being paraded on Horse Guards this year was the flag of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards.
In the past colours, or flags, were carried, or "trooped", down the ranks so that it could be seen and recognised by the soldiers as they were used as rallying points in the confusion of fighting. In the 18th century, guards from the Royal palaces assembled daily on Horse Guards to 'troop the colours', and in 1748 it was announced that the parade would also mark the Sovereign's official birthday.
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Trooping the Colour originated from traditional preparations for battle.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge played prominent roles in this year's ceremony for first time.
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Thousands of well wishers turned out to celebrate The Queen's official birthday.
 

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Scott Pepe is a staunch royalist, and at 18 years of age is youth co-ordinator for the British Monarchist League.

He told BBC Radio 5 live: "
I think people should be so proud of our country."

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I'm so excited, as is everyone here," Pepe explained to Nicky Campbell on 5 live Breakfast. "You just don't get that in a Republic."

You can hear other BBC Radio 5 live highlights by visiting the Best Bits section on the website.


You can listen to the interview here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13238518
 
 
Prince William has been made Duke of Cambridge, and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge, Buckingham Palace has said.

The prince has also taken the titles Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus, linking him to Scotland and Northern Ireland.

He has been given the titles by the Queen to mark his marriage. Catherine also becomes her royal highness.

Giving new titles to a member of the Royal Family on their wedding day is a long-standing tradition.

Royal traditionWhen Prince Andrew married, he became the Duke of York, Earl of Inverness and Baron Killyleagh.

Prince Edward became the Earl of Wessex and Viscount Severn on his wedding day in 1999.

While the Prince of Wales did not take any additional titles when he married Lady Diana Spencer in 1981, he was already Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland and Earl of Chester.

It's a very good choice of title, Cambridge was generally spoken of as a high possibility” - Charles KiddDebrett's
The Dukedom of Cambridge was created in 1801 but became extinct on the death of the 2nd Duke of Cambridge in 1904.

Genealogist Charles Kidd, editor of Debrett's Peerage And Baronetage, said it was a good choice for the prince.

"Cambridge was generally spoken of as a high possibility. It has a long royal tradition, and is immediately recognisable as an English title, it's one of those places everyone has heard of."

Professor David Carpenter, of King's College, London, said there may have been consideration of using the title of Duke of Clarence but it had some unfortunate associations.

"Queen Victoria's grandson Albert Victor, who was second in line to the throne, was made Duke of Clarence when he reached full age, but he was a womanising philanderer who died in the 1890s."

'Doomed to failure'The last holder of the title, Prince George, known as the 2nd Duke of Cambridge, was born in 1819 and was a grandson of George III and the only son of Prince Adolphus Frederick, the 1st Duke of Cambridge.

He served in the Crimean War and was promoted to commander-in-chief in 1887.

Indeed, once married, the newlyweds' carriage procession will pass a statue of the last duke sat on a horse close to the Ministry of Defence in Whitehall.

The 2nd Duke of Cambridge refused to have an arranged marriage and declared such unions were "doomed to failure".

He had an unrecognised marriage to actress Sarah Louisa Fairbrother in 1847, who at the time was already the mother of two of his children and pregnant with his third.

But the Duke did not seek the sovereign's approval, the marriage was never recognised and Miss Fairbrother was never given the title the Duchess of Cambridge.

Instead she became known by the nickname Mrs FitzGeorge.

Strathearn has not been used as a title since the death of Alastair Windsor, the 2nd Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, who died in 1943.

By becoming Baron and Baroness Carrickfergus, the royal couple will be linked to County Antrim's oldest town.

An Irish Viscountcy of Chichester of Carrickfergus now held by the Marquess of Donegall was created in 1625 but Carrickfergus alone only existed as a title between 1841 and 1883.

 
 
The Telegraph have put together a piece about a group of people who will be camping out along the route on the night before the big day. The British Monarchist League's Scott Pepé will be taking part in the national celebrations. 

You can read the full story here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/royal-wedding/8473425/Royal-wedding-Fans-look-forward-to-wonderful-day.html