Stories

Adam Jacot de Boinod
Contact journalist

ROYAL PRIVILEGES AND PREROGATIVES

London, United Kingdom Cultural June 4 @ 11:43am

Britain and London, in particular, is riddled with some of the most peculiar rules and privileges. These are manifested in the many royal prerogatives as well as parliamentary and legal statutes. For example: under a decree of Charles 2nd six ravens must be kept in the Tower at all times (for according to legend, if the ravens leave, both the Tower and the Kingdom will fall- as insurance the Raven Master keeps chicks on site). Maundy Money – each year on Maundy Thursday – the Thursday before Easter – goes back to Edward 1st, the reigning monarch hands out a set of silver coins to a number of people equal to the sovereign’s age.
Need Help?
Johnson

Johnson Tamlyn

Production Manager

Johnson is available 9:00-17:00 GMT Mon‑Fri, or by email 24/7