Hello and welcome to another great issue of Royal Life, where we are less than three months away from one of the biggest celebrations in UK history, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
As you will read in this issue, Her Majesty has already attained the historic milestone of 70 years on the throne. To put this in perspective, it places the Queen fourth on the list of longest reigning monarchs behind Louis XIV from France, who reigned from 14th May 1643 until 1st September 1715 — a total of 72 years and 110 days.
Then in second place comes Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) from Thailand who reigned for 70 years and 126 days. Johann II, Liechtenstein also enjoyed a 70-year reign, but there’s every chance that with her still seemingly tireless energy the Queen might end up taking the top spot!
In this issue, we meet Royal Warrant Holder – Tate & Lyle Sugars, an iconic brand that has become a household name. We also give readers the opportunity to WIN a personal tour of both their Thames Refinery and the Lyles Golden Syrup factory in East London and enjoy two nights in a hotel in the Royal Docks.
Reader’s also have the chance to WIN 1 of 5 copies of Thorns in the Crown, by bestselling
historian Barry Turner.
So join us for all the latest Royal news, plus an official tour through the London residence of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, Clarence House, as it continues to play a part in the life of the Royal Family and the nation.
Included in this issue:
- Royal News
- Celebrating a True Milestone: A Royal Jubilee Year Gets Underway
- Competition: Thorns In the Crown
- A Joint Jubilee Celebration: Royal Visits to Denmark and Wales
- Prince Charles and Camilla: From Chinatown to The Garden of England
- Meet Royal Warrant Holders: Tate & Lyle Sugars (Competition)
- The Story of Clarence House