Vice: Queen’s Guards Jailed After Partying and Testing Positive for Cocaine

Vice: Queen’s Guards Jailed After Partying and Testing Positive for Cocaine. “Thirteen of the Queen’s Royal Guards have been jailed after attending a party near Windsor Castle, in breach of coronavirus rules. The soldiers were sentenced to between 14 and 28 days following a Military Summary hearing at their barracks near Windsor at the end of last week, reports the Mirror. Sources say the men are being jailed for drinking with civilians while not socially distancing, potentially putting the rest of their battalion at risk of infection.”

Coronavirus: Prince Charles’s sense of smell and taste still not back (BBC)

BBC: Coronavirus: Prince Charles’s sense of smell and taste still not back. “Prince Charles has still not fully regained his sense of smell and taste after having coronavirus in March, he revealed on a visit to NHS staff. The prince discussed his personal experience with the virus as he met workers at the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital – at a 2m distance.”

Coronavirus: Belgian Prince Joachim tests positive after lockdown party (BBC)

BBC: Coronavirus: Belgian Prince Joachim tests positive after lockdown party. “Prince Joachim, 28, travelled from Belgium to Spain for an internship on 26 May, the palace said. Two days later, he went to a party in the southern city of Córdoba, before testing positive for Covid-19. Spanish reports suggest the prince, a nephew of Belgium’s King Philippe, was among 27 people at the party. Under Córdoba’s lockdown rules, a party of this size would be a breach of regulations, as gatherings of no more than 15 people are currently permitted.”

PR Newswire: The Princess and The Platypus Foundation Presents The Princess Diana Museum (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: The Princess and The Platypus Foundation Presents The Princess Diana Museum (PRESS RELEASE). “The largest collection of Princess Diana’s personal historical items in the world currently on display, online 24/7. The only Diana online museum that contains over 1,700 carefully curated iconic, personal and historical artifacts spanning Diana’s lifetime from early childhood through her tragic death. Displayed in a 3D interactive environment, the artifacts depict her incredible life and reveal her enduring legacy.”

William & Mary: ‘Hamilton’ heightens interest in King George III

William & Mary: ‘Hamilton’ heightens interest in King George III. “This month marks five years since England’s Royal Archives opened its collections from the Georgian monarchy to the public. By providing online access to these materials, scholars and historians around the globe are making new discoveries about the Georgian kings, and specifically about King George III…. Faced with nearly a half million pages of text to be transcribed, W&M Libraries is turning to the community for help.”

The Guardian: Letters shed light on lovelorn prince who became George IV

The Guardian: Letters shed light on lovelorn prince who became George IV. “Mary Hamilton’s advantages ‘in form and person’ over other women are eulogised in detail by the lovelorn Prince of Wales in a newly digitised letter. The revealing, magniloquent letter is one of more than 1,600 records and documents relating to George IV from the Royal Archives published online for the first time.”

BBC: Mary Queen of Scots documents found at Museum of Edinburgh

BBC: Mary Queen of Scots documents found at Museum of Edinburgh. “A group of documents believed to have been signed by Mary Queen of Scots have come to light at the Museum of Edinburgh after decades spent unseen. Files showed they were gifted in 1920 but they had been lost in storage until recent inventory work by curators.”

Age of Revolutions: Digitization Is The Order Of The Day At The Newberry Library (French Revolution)

Age of Revolutions: Digitization Is The Order Of The Day At The Newberry Library. “Published between 1780 and 1810, the 30,000+ pamphlets of Voices of the Revolution represent an unparalleled corpus of material charting the political, social, and religious history of the French Revolution. For the project, two Newberry collections, the French Revolution Collection and the Louis XVI Trial and Execution Collection, have been digitized in their entirety. The pamphlets are of particular interest to scholars of the French Revolution, but their value is not limited to specialists of French or European history.”

TechCrunch: Thailand jails man for 35 years for Facebook posts that insulted its royal family

TechCrunch: Thailand jails man for 35 years for Facebook posts that insulted its royal family. “A man in Thailand has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after he was found guilty of insulting the country’s royal family on Facebook. Identified only as Wichai, he is alleged to have published 10 photos, videos and comments on the social network that violate Thailand’s strict lèse majesté regulations that outlaw criticism of the royal family, according to free speech group iLaw.”

Sky News: Anti-monarchists launch bid for access to Royal Archives

Sky News: Anti-monarchists launch bid for access to Royal Archives. “Anti-monarchy campaigners have told Sky News they are launching a crowdfunding campaign in an attempt to get greater access to the Royal Archives. Republic will use the money to lobby MPs and investigate whether there are any loopholes that could provide the legal basis to open up what they describe as Britain’s most secretive institution.”

King of Jordan Launches a New Web Site

The King of Jordan has launched a new Web site. “The RHC’s [Royal Hashemite Court – TJC] website includes a number of sections featuring current and historical images about His Majesty, The Royal Hashemite Court and the Royal palaces, in addition to a comprehensive video library collection and overview on the King’s achievements and the Hashemites. The website also offers information on Royal initiatives, development and service projects implemented by The Royal Hashemite Court as well as Jordan’s history and modern milestones.”

British Royal Archives Release Documents Related to King George III

The British Royal Archives have released a bevy of documents about King George III. “King George III was king from 1760 to 1820, and ruled over the American colonies until the Treaty of Paris created the US as a separate nation following the American Revolution. Some of the documents included in Saturday’s release will involve the revolutionary war. One of the documents that will be released will be his handwritten draft abdicating the throne in 1783, the year the treaty was signed. The letter was laden with corrections and written during a political crisis.”