Today marks the 80th birthday of His Majesty King Harald V of Norway.
Happy Birthday, Your Majesty!
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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[B]etween 1910 and 1979, which is to say within less than an average modern Western human lifespan, monarchies in the Eastern Hemisphere fell every few years, transforming half of the globe from a world in which Monarchy was very much the norm (France, Switzerland, San Marino, and Liberia being originally the only exceptions) to one in which it is sadly very much the exception and republics (whether democratic or authoritarian) are widely assumed by Left and "Right" alike to be the "default" form of government. We must live in hope that the errors of those catastrophic seven decades may one day be reversed.
Monday, February 6, 2017
65 years ago today, Her Britannic Majesty ascended the throne at Treetops. This marks the Blue Sapphire Jubilee.
Her Britannic Majesty is the first Britannic Monarch to reach this milestone. Amongst European kingdoms and empires, she is one of the first to do so, without a minority, second only to Francis Joseph of Austria-Hungary.