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An Accession Day is usually the anniversary of the date on which a monarch or executive takes office.
The accolade (also known as dubbing or adoubement) (benedictio militis) was the central act in the rite of passage ceremonies conferring knighthood in the Middle Ages.
Advice, in constitutional law, is formal, usually binding, instruction given by one constitutional officer of state to another.
is the current Emperor of Japan.
Crown Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah Ibn Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, GCVO; (born 17 February 1974) is the Crown Prince of Brunei Darussalam.
Sir Philip Alan Reid, GCVO (born January 18, 1947) was Keeper of the Privy Purse, Treasurer to the Queen and Receiver General to the Duchy of Lancaster in the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom from 2002 until 2017.
Albert II (born 6 June 1934) reigned as the sixth King of the Belgians from 1993 until his abdication in 2013.
Alpes-Maritimes (Aups Maritims; Alpi Marittime) is a department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in the extreme southeast corner of France.
Anne, Princess Royal, (Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise; born 15 August 1950) is the second child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Anthony Frederick Blunt (26 September 1907 – 26 March 1983), known as Sir Anthony Blunt, KCVO, from 1956 to 1979, was a leading British art historian who in 1964, after being offered immunity from prosecution, confessed to having been a Soviet spy.
Sir Antony Arthur Acland (born 12 March 1930) is a former British diplomat and Provost of Eton College.
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.
The Australian Antarctic Medal (AAM) is awarded for outstanding service in scientific research or exploration in connection with an Australian Antarctic expedition or for support of such work.
The Governor General of Australia has, at irregular intervals, notified for general information the positioning of the wearing of Australian Orders, Decorations and Medals in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette.
Beatrix (Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard,; born 31 January 1938) is a member of the Dutch royal family who reigned as Queen of the Netherlands from 30 April 1980 until her abdication on 30 April 2013.
Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester, (born Birgitte Eva Henriksen, later van Deurs; 20 June 1946), is the wife of Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II.
Brass is a metallic alloy that is made of copper and zinc.
Sir Brian James Proetel Fall (born 13 December 1937) is a retired British diplomat who was the UK's Special Representative for the South Caucasus 2002–12.
The British Empire comprised the dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates and other territories ruled or administered by the United Kingdom and its predecessor states.
The Cabinet of Canada (Cabinet du Canada) is a body of ministers of the Crown that, along with the Canadian monarch, and within the tenets of the Westminster system, forms the government of Canada.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, (born Camilla Rosemary Shand, later Parker Bowles; 17 July 1947) is a member of the British royal family.
Canada is a country located in the northern part of North America.
The Canadian Heraldic Authority (CHA; L'Autorité héraldique du Canada) is part of the Canadian honours system under the Canadian monarch, whose authority is exercised by the Governor General of Canada.
The following is the Canadian order of precedence for decorations and medals.
The Canadian Secretary to the Queen (Secrétaire canadien de la Reine) is the senior operational member of the Royal Household of Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.
The Canadian titles debate has been ongoing since the presentation to the House of Commons of Canada of the Nickle Resolution in 1917.
Canadians (Canadiens / Canadiennes) are people identified with the country of Canada.
Dame Catherine Anne Tizard (née Maclean; born 4 April 1931) is a New Zealand politician who served as Mayor of Auckland City from 1983 to 1990, and the 16th Governor-General of New Zealand from 1990 to 1996.
Cecilia Tamanda Kadzamira GCVO (born 25 June 1938) was the official hostess of Malawi during the reign of Kamuzu Banda.
The Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood is a small office within the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom responsible for the administration of orders of chivalry and some aspects of honours in general.
Chancellor (cancellarius) is a title of various official positions in the governments of many nations.
Chancery is a general term for a medieval writing office, responsible for the production of official documents.
A chaplain is a cleric (such as a minister, priest, pastor, rabbi, or imam), or a lay representative of a religious tradition, attached to a secular institution such as a hospital, prison, military unit, school, business, police department, fire department, university, or private chapel.
Christopher Edward Wollaston MacKenzie Geidt, Baron Geidt, (born 17 August 1961) is a member of the House of Lords and Chairman of King's College London.
Sir Christopher Leslie George Mallaby (born 7 July 1936) is a British diplomat.
Princess Chulabhorn (จุฬาภรณ;;; born 4 July 1957, Bangkok) is a princess of Thailand, the youngest daughter of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit.
A coat of arms is a heraldic visual design on an escutcheon (i.e., shield), surcoat, or tabard.
Collar days are designated days on which the collar forming part of the insignia of certain members of British orders of knighthood may be worn.
The Commendation for Gallantry is a military decoration awarded to personnel of the Australian Defence Force, it recognises acts of gallantry in action considered worthy of recognition.
A Commonwealth realm is a sovereign state that is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations and shares the same person, currently Queen Elizabeth II, as its head of state and reigning constitutional monarch, but retains a Crown legally distinct from the other realms.
The Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC) is a decoration (medal) of the Australian honours system.
David George Coke Patrick Ogilvy, 8th (or 13th) Earl of Airlie, (born 17 May 1926) is a Scottish peer.
The Distinguished Service Order (DSO) is a military decoration of the United Kingdom, and formerly of other parts of the Commonwealth of Nations, awarded for meritorious or distinguished service by officers of the armed forces during wartime, typically in actual combat.
Dominions were semi-independent polities under the British Crown, constituting the British Empire, beginning with Canadian Confederation in 1867.
Sir Donald Charles McKinnon (born 27 February 1939) is a former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand.
A dynastic order, monarchical order, or house order, is an order under royal patronage, bestowed by the head of a currently or formerly sovereign royal family as legitimate fons honorum.
Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death in 1910.
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.
Embroidery is the craft of decorating fabric or other materials using a needle to apply thread or yarn.
Chief Emeka Anyaoku, GCVO, CFR, CON (born 18 January 1933)"Anyaoku, Eleazar Chukwuemeka", in Africa Who's Who, London: Africa Journal for Africa Books Ltd, 1981, p. 137.
Emperor (or Empress) of India The Indian form of the title was Kaisar-i-Hind.
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.
Felipe VI (Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y de Grecia; born 30 January 1968) is the King of Spain.
Fidei defensor (feminine: Fidei defensatrix) is a Latin title which translates to Defender of the Faith in English and Défenseur de la Foi in French.
Ann Fortune FitzRoy, Dowager Duchess of Grafton, (née Smith; 24 February 1920), is the widow of Hugh FitzRoy, 11th Duke of Grafton.
Genealogy (from γενεαλογία from γενεά, "generation" and λόγος, "knowledge"), also known as family history, is the study of families and the tracing of their lineages and history.
Gold is a chemical element with symbol Au (from aurum) and atomic number 79, making it one of the higher atomic number elements that occur naturally.
Goldwork is the art of embroidery using metal threads.
The Governor General of Canada (Gouverneure générale du Canada) is the federal viceregal representative of the.
Grand Master (Magister generalis; Großmeister) is a title of the supreme head of various orders, including chivalric orders such as military orders and dynastic orders of knighthood.
Harald V (born 21 February 1937) is the King of Norway, having ascended the throne following the death of his father on 17 January 1991.
Hello! is a weekly magazine specialising in celebrity news and human-interest stories, published in the United Kingdom since 1988.
Henri (Henri Albert Gabriel Félix Marie Guillaume,; born 16 April 1955) is the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, reigning since 7 October 2000.
Sir Hugh Ashley Roberts (born 20 April 1948), is a British art historian and curator.
The Imperial Service Order was established by King Edward VII in August 1902.
Vice Admiral Jeffrey Maurice Sterling, Baron Sterling of Plaistow, GCVO, CBE (born Steinberg, in Stepney, London 27 December 1934), is a British businessman and Conservative peer.
Sir John Holmes (born 29 April 1951) is a British former diplomat who is the current Chair of the Electoral Commission.
John Garlick Llewellyn Poulson (14 April 1910 – 31 January 1993) was a British architect and businessman who caused a major political scandal when his use of bribery was disclosed in 1972.
Kamalesh Sharma, GCVO (born 30 September 1941) is an Indian diplomat.
Katharine, Duchess of Kent, (born Katharine Lucy Mary Worsley; 22 February 1933), is a member of the British Royal Family.
Khaled Abdulaziz Al-Duwaisan (born 15 August 1947) is a Kuwaiti diplomat and the current ambassador to the United Kingdom, a role he has held since 1993.
The dignity of Knight Bachelor is the most basic and lowest rank of a man who has been knighted by the monarch but not as a member of one of the organised orders of chivalry; it is a part of the British honours system.
Susan Katharine Hussey, Baroness Hussey of North Bradley, (née Waldegrave; born 1 May 1939), still commonly known as Lady Susan Hussey (her style before her husband was raised to peerage in 1996), is a Lady-in-Waiting to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
A laurel wreath is a symbol of victory and honor.
In Canada, a lieutenant governor (French: lieutenant-gouverneur, or: lieutenant-gouverneure) is the viceregal representative in a provincial jurisdiction of the.
The Royal Victorian Order is an order of knighthood awarded by the sovereign of the United Kingdom and several Commonwealth realms.
The Royal Victorian Order is an order of knighthood awarded by the sovereign of the United Kingdom and several Commonwealth realms.
The Royal Victorian Order is an order of knighthood awarded by the sovereign of the United Kingdom and several Commonwealth realms.
The following is a partial list of people who have declined a British honour, such as a knighthood or other grade of honour.
A livery collar or chain of office is a collar or heavy chain, usually of gold, worn as insignia of office or a mark of fealty or other association in Europe from the Middle Ages onwards.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
The Lord Chamberlain or Lord Chamberlain of the Household is the most senior officer of the Royal Household of the United Kingdom, supervising the departments which support and provide advice to the Sovereign of the United Kingdom while also acting as the main channel of communication between the Sovereign and the House of Lords.
Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Walter Hugh Malcolm Ross,, GCStJ (born 27 October 1943) is a member of the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom, and since 2006 of the household of Prince Charles.
The Maltese cross is the cross symbol associated with the Order of St. John since 1567, with the Knights Hospitaller and the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, and by extension with the island of Malta.
Sir Charles Matthew Farrer GCVO (born 3 December 1929) was private solicitor to the HM The Queen from 1965 to 1994.
The Meritorious Service Medal (Médaille du service méritoire) is a decoration that is, within the Canadian system of honours, one of the two Meritorious Service Decorations gifted by the Canadian monarch, generally through his or her viceroy-in-Council.
Sir Michael Charles Gerrard Peat, GCVO (born 16 November 1949) is an English retired accountant and courtier.
Minister of the Crown is a formal constitutional term used in Commonwealth realms to describe a minister to the reigning sovereign or their viceroy.
The Mistress of the Robes is the senior lady in the royal household of the United Kingdom.
Mohammed VI (محمد السادس,; born 21 August 1963) is the King of Morocco.
A monarch is a sovereign head of state in a monarchy.
The monarchy of the United Kingdom, commonly referred to as the British monarchy, is the constitutional monarchy of the United Kingdom, its dependencies and its overseas territories.
New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
New Zealand (Aotearoa) is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.
The New Zealand Bravery Medal (NZBM) is the fourth level civil decoration of New Zealand.
Order of wear for decorations and awards within New Zealand's honours system.
The New Zealand Order of Merit is an order of chivalry in New Zealand's honours system.
Nice (Niçard Niça, classical norm, or Nissa, nonstandard,; Nizza; Νίκαια; Nicaea) is the fifth most populous city in France and the capital of the Alpes-Maritimes département.
Northern Ireland (Tuaisceart Éireann; Ulster-Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a part of the United Kingdom in the north-east of the island of Ireland, variously described as a country, province or region.
In geometry, an octagon (from the Greek ὀκτάγωνον oktágōnon, "eight angles") is an eight-sided polygon or 8-gon.
The official languages of Canada are English and French, which "have equality of status and equal rights and privileges as to their use in all institutions of the Parliament and Government of Canada," according to Canada's constitution.
The Order of Australia is an order of chivalry established on 14 February 1975 by Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, to recognise Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or meritorious service.
The Order of Merit of the Police Forces (Ordre du mérite des corps policiers) is an honour for merit that is, within the Canadian system of honours, the only such fellowship reserved for only members of Canada's various police forces.
The Order of Military Merit (Ordre du mérite militaire) is a military honour for merit that is, within the Canadian system of honours, the second highest order administered by the Governor General-in-Council, on behalf of the Canadian monarch.
The following is the order of precedence in England and Wales.
An unofficial order of precedence in Northern Ireland, according to Burke's Peerage,, not officially authorised by or published with authority (cum privilegio) from either Buckingham Palace (the Royal Household) or the College of Arms, or the Home Office, the Ministry of Justice or the Northern Ireland Office of Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom, or the Assembly of Northern Ireland, or the Northern Ireland Executive.
The order of precedence in Scotland was fixed by Royal Warrant in 1905.
The Order of St John, formally the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem (l'ordre très vénérable de l'Hôpital de Saint-Jean de Jérusalem) and also known as St John International, is a British royal order of chivalry first constituted in 1888 by royal charter from Queen Victoria.
The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George is a British order of chivalry founded on 28 April 1818 by George, Prince Regent, later King George IV, while he was acting as regent for his father, King George III.
The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (formerly the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath) is a British order of chivalry founded by George I on 18 May 1725.
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.
The Order of the Garter (formally the Most Noble Order of the Garter) is an order of chivalry founded by Edward III in 1348 and regarded as the most prestigious British order of chivalry (though in precedence inferior to the military Victoria Cross and George Cross) in England and the United Kingdom.
The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire is an order of chivalry founded by Queen Victoria in 1878.
The Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle is an order of chivalry associated with Scotland.
This article shows the Order of Wearing of honours within the Australian Honours System if awarded prior to 6 October 1992.
A peerage is a legal system historically comprising hereditary titles in various countries, comprising various noble ranks.
Peter John Galloway, (born 19 July 1954) is a British Anglican priest and historian, specialising in ecclesiastical history, architectural history, and the British orders of chivalry.
Peter Forbes Ricketts, Baron Ricketts, (born 30 September 1952) is a retired British senior diplomat and a life peer.
Sir Peter James Torry (born 2 August 1948) was the UK Ambassador to Germany from 2003 until 30 September 2007.
Post-nominal letters, also called post-nominal initials, post-nominal titles or designatory letters, are letters placed after a person's name to indicate that that individual holds a position, academic degree, accreditation, office, military decoration, or honour, or is a member of a religious institute or fraternity.
The Prime Minister of Canada (Premier ministre du Canada) is the primary minister of the Crown, chairman of the Cabinet, and thus Canada's head of government, charged with advising the Canadian monarch or Governor General of Canada on the exercise of the executive powers vested in them by the constitution.
Prince Andrew, Duke of York, (Andrew Albert Christian Edward, born 19 February 1960) is a member of the British royal family.
Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, (Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick; born 9 October 1935) is a member of the British royal family.
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, (Edward Antony Richard Louis; born 10 March 1964) is the youngest of four children and the third son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Prince Michael of Kent, (Michael George Charles Franklin; born 4 July 1942) is a member of the British royal family.
Prince Muhammad bin Talal (born 2 October 1940) is the second son of King Talal of Jordan and is the younger brother of King Hussein of Jordan.
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, 10 June 1921) is the husband and consort of Queen Elizabeth II.
Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, (Richard Alexander Walter George; born 26 August 1944) is the youngest grandchild of King George V and Queen Mary.
Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy, (Alexandra Helen Elizabeth Olga Christabel; born 25 December 1936) is a member of the British royal family.
Princess Lalla Asma of Morocco (الأميرة لالة أسماء, born 29 September 1965, Rabat) is the second daughter and third eldest child of Hassan II of Morocco and his second wife, Lalla Latifa Hammou.
Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco (الأميرة للا مريم, born 26 August 1962 in Rome, Italy) is the first daughter and eldest child of the late King Hassan II of Morocco and his second wife, Lalla Latifa Hammou.
Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, usually known simply as the Privy Council, is a formal body of advisers to the Sovereign of the United Kingdom.
The Privy Purse is the British Sovereign's private income, mostly from the Duchy of Lancaster.
Sayyid Qaboos bin Said Al Said (قابوس بن سعيد آل سعيد,; born 18 November 1940) is the Sultan of Oman.
Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (4 August 1900 – 30 March 2002) was the wife of King George VI and the mother of Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon.
Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death.
The Queen's Service Medal is a medal awarded by the government of New Zealand to recognise and reward volunteer service to the community and also public service in elected or appointed public office.
The Queen's Service Order, established by royal warrant of Queen Elizabeth II on 13 March 1975, is used to recognise "valuable voluntary service to the community or meritorious and faithful services to the Crown or similar services within the public sector, whether in elected or appointed office".
Richard Napier Luce, Baron Luce, (born 14 October 1936) was Lord Chamberlain to the Queen from 2000 to 2006, and has been Governor of Gibraltar, a Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) and Government Minister.
Rideau Hall (officially Government House) is, since 1867, the official residence in Ottawa of both the Canadian monarch and his or her representative, the Governor General of Canada.
Robert Fellowes, Baron Fellowes, (born 11 December 1941) was Private Secretary to Queen Elizabeth II from 1990 to 1999, and is also known as a brother-in-law of Diana, Princess of Wales and first cousin of Ronald Ferguson, the father of Sarah, Duchess of York.
Robert Alexander Lindsay, 29th Earl of Crawford and 12th Earl of Balcarres, (born 5 March 1927), styled Lord Balniel between 1940 and 1975, is a Scottish hereditary peer and Conservative politician.
Robin Berry Janvrin, Baron Janvrin, (born 20 September 1946 in Cheltenham) was the Private Secretary to Elizabeth II from February 1999 to September 2007.
In modern heraldry, a royal cypher is a monogram-like device of a country's reigning sovereign, typically consisting of the initials of the monarch's name and title, sometimes interwoven and often surmounted by a crown.
A Royal Peculiar (or Royal Peculier) is a Church of England parish or church exempt from the jurisdiction of the diocese and the archdiocese in which it lies and subject to the direct jurisdiction of the monarch.
Canadian royal tours have been taking place since 1786, and continue into the 21st century, either as an official tour, a working tour, a vacation, or a period of military service by a member of the Canadian Royal Family.
The Royal Victorian Chain is a decoration instituted in 1902 by King Edward VII as a personal award of the monarch (i.e. not an award made on the advice of any Commonwealth realm government).
The Royal Victorian Medal (RVM) is a decoration established by Queen Victoria in April 1896.
The Sacrifice Medal (Médaille du sacrifice) is a decoration that was created in 2008 as a replacement for the Wound Stripe.
A saltire, also called Saint Andrew's Cross, is a heraldic symbol in the form of a diagonal cross, like the shape of the letter X in Roman type.
A sash is a large and usually colorful ribbon or band of material worn around the body, draping from one shoulder to the opposing hip, or else running around the waist.
The Queen's Chapel of St John the Baptist in the Precinct of the Savoy, or the The Queen's Chapel of the Savoy, is a church dedicated to St John the Baptist, located just south of the Strand, London, next to the Savoy Hotel.
Scotland (Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.
A secretary or personal assistant is a person whose work consists of supporting management, including executives, using a variety of project management, communication, or organizational skills.
Major Sir Shane Gabriel Basil Blewitt (born 25 March 1935)was knighted twice is a British courtier and retired military officer.
A sheriff is a government official, with varying duties, existing in some countries with historical ties to England, where the office originated.
Major General Sir Simon Christie Cooper, (born 1936) is a retired British Army officer who served as Major-General commanding the Household Division and General Officer Commanding London District and later Master of the Household to the Sovereign.
Sir Hew Hamilton-Dalrymple, 10th Baronet (born 9 April 1926) is a retired British soldier and former Lord Lieutenant of East Lothian.
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (มหาจักรีสิรินธร,;, born Princess Sirindhorn Debaratanasuda Kitivadhanadulsobhak สิรินธรเทพรัตนสุดา กิติวัฒนาดุลโสภาคย์;; born 2 April 1955) is the second daughter of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex, (born Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones; 20 January 1965), is the wife of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in England, is a chapel designed in the high-medieval Gothic style.
The Star of Gallantry (SG) is a military decoration awarded to personnel of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and other persons recognised by the Minister for Defence.
A state visit is a formal visit by a head of state to a foreign country, at the invitation of that country's head of state, with the latter also acting as the official host for the duration of the state visit.
The Statute of Westminster 1931 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom and modified versions of it are now domestic law within Australia and Canada; it has been repealed in New Zealand and implicitly in former Dominions that are no longer Commonwealth realms.
Sir Stephen Mark Jeffrey Lamport, is Receiver General of Westminster Abbey.
Ralph Thomas Campion George Sherman Stonor, 7th Baron Camoys (born 16 April 1940), is a British peer and banker who served as Lord Chamberlain of the United Kingdom from 1998 to 2000.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.
Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun (มหาวชิราลงกรณ บดินทรเทพยวรางกูร,,; born 28 July 1952) is the King of Thailand since 2016.
A viceroy is a regal official who runs a country, colony, city, province, or sub-national state, in the name of and as the representative of the monarch of the territory.
Wales (Cymru) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain.
Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London, England, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster.
(William) George Pottinger (11 June 1916 – 15 January 1998), Herald Scotland, 19 January 1998.
Sir William Frederick Payne Heseltine, (born 17 July 1930) was Private Secretary to Queen Elizabeth II from 1986 to 1990.
William James Robert Peel, 3rd Earl Peel, (born 3 October 1947), styled Viscount Clanfield until 1969, was a Conservative peer from 15 May 1973 until October 2006 when, on his appointment as Lord Chamberlain of the Royal Household, he became a crossbench (non-party) member of the House of Lords.
Windsor Castle is a royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire.
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