The British royal family is haunted by the dark past of slavery. Charles III is still the head of state of 15 countries. But the property myth is crumbling.
06/15/2023 | 29:41 minutes
Charles’ birthday parade – in June instead of November
No one knows exactly when the ritual became a birthday celebration for kings and queens. It is believed to have been around 1748. The parade takes place in June to avoid the notoriously bad-weather royal birthday months: the Queen’s birthday in April, Charles’ birthday in mid-November. Thousands will gather at the parade route again this time. Or buy tickets for audience categories – about 35 euros. The dress code applies not only to participating soldiers, but also to visitors: please do not wear jeans or sandals!
Things don’t always go according to protocol: due to the heat in London, musicians from the Royal Guard have collapsed:
Several musicians from the Royal Guard collapsed at a parade in London.
06/11/2023 | 00:36 min
More from the Royal Family album than the parade
“Trooping the Colour” is a standard in the royal year – broadcast by the BBC since 1938. For the majority in the UK, who still support the monarchy, the troop is seen less as a military parade and more as a chance to see members of the royal family . Whether it’s on the roadside in London or on TV.
Over the years, the family’s final appearances on the famous balcony of Buckingham Palace have told of the fortunes of the House of Windsor – like a family album: Lady Diana first appears in 1981, but then disappears from the picture again at some point.
King finally? Charles and the Struggle for Monarchy:
The eternal heir to the throne will be King Charles III in September 2022. Become. With his coronation, a new era begins in the House of Windsor. How will the monarchy change?
09.05.2023 | 43:34 minutes
More fans or critics of Roadside King?
“Not mine” is now their rallying cry wherever public ceremonies for Charles are held. “Down with the crown.”
Charles’ Burden: The Crown’s Responsibility for Slavery
Charles is much more than the focus of the critics. And also those who, since the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, have decried the colonial past and white supremacy in countries whose people were enslaved by the British when the British Empire began its rise to world power four centuries ago:
3.5 million people – mostly from Africa – were sold across the oceans to British slave traders. For their operation on sugar plantations in the Caribbean in Jamaica, Barbados and Grenada. The English royal family got involved and benefited – via the Royal African Company. Some Commonwealth countries in the world league left over from the British Empire, where Charles is still head of state, want to break away from the king. and become a republic. There are movements everywhere demanding an apology and compensation from him.
The former colonies seek redress from the Crown:
The British monarchy is synonymous with glamor and glamour. But there is growing criticism of the crown: the monarchy is doing too little to come to terms with Britain’s colonial history.
06/14/2023 | 06:25 min
Colonial Era: Buckingham Palace Seeks Enlightenment
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