People all over the world are fascinated by the British Royal family. The Royal families are a group of relatives that hold a title in the United Kingdom. They play a very important role in tourism and are the most well known Monarchy in the World. The British Royal Family's surname is Windsor. They changed their name from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor in 1917. This was done after World War One broke out in 1914 and anti-German sentiment was at its height in 1917. In protest, King George V renounced all the German titles belonging to him and his family and adopted the name of his castle, Windsor.
The most well known Royal’s today, are Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary); who ascended the throne on February 6, 1952 upon the death of her father, King George VI. Her Coronation, at Westminster Abbey, followed on June 2, 1953. The Queen is married to the HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the son of Prince and Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark. They married on 20 November 1947.
They have 4 children; 3 boys and one girl.
HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall Prince Charles is the Queen's eldest son. Charles Philip Arthur George was born on 14 November 1948. Prince Charles is known as "The Prince of Wales “and the title 'Prince of Wales' is given to the heir to the British throne. The tradition of investing the heir of the monarch of Britain with the title of "Prince of Wales" began in 1301, when King Edward I of England, having completed the conquest of Wales, gave the title to his heir, Prince Edward (later King Edward II of England). Prince Charles has two children from his marriage to Diana, the Princess of Wales, who sadly died in a car accident in France. The two children are both boys: HRH Prince William of Wales(The Prince of Wales's elder son and known as Prince William) is called Prince William Arthur Philip Louis and was born on 21 June 1982. His younger brother is HRH Prince Harry of Wales and is called Prince Henry Charles Albert David (always known as Prince Harry) and was born on 15 September 1984.
The Queens second eldest is her daughter, HRH The Princess Royal. Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise was born on 15th August 1950. Princess Anne is how she is known to most. "The Princess Royal" is is a title customarily (but not automatically) awarded by a British monarch to his or her eldest daughter.
The second son is HRH The Duke of York. His full name is Andrew Albert Christian Edward and was born 19th February 1960. Prince Andrew is the third child and second son of Queen Elizabeth II. Since the 15th century, the title 'Duke of York' has, when granted, been usually given to the second son of the British monarch. Andrew has currently no male heirs, thus, the most likely candidate for the next "Duke of York" are Prince Harry of Wales, being the second son of Charles, Prince of Wales, or a second son of Prince William of Wales. The wife of the Duke of York is known as The Duchess of York.
The Queens third son is RH The Earl of Wessex. His full name is Edward Antony Richard Louis and he was born on 10th March 1964. He has held the title of Earl of Wessex since 1999. Edward is seventh in the order of succession to the British throne; the Earldom of Wessex was recreated, Earl being a lesser title than Duke. The region of Wessex (the "West Saxons'), in the south and southwest of England, was one of the seven major Anglo-Saxon kingdoms.
In 2010 the engagement of Prince William to Kate Middleton was announced and they are likely to marry in 2011 with an official announcement to come. This has brought much excitement to millions all round the world; both because it is a Royal wedding with all the magic and charm, but also as William being the son of Princess Diana who was universally loved throughout the world.
Photobirdy can provide you beautiful photos on canvas prints of your time during the Royal Wedding or of any of the Royal occassions and historical places you visit in the UK; all at discount prices. We specialise in being one of the best in the UK for quality photos on canvas; but with the added bonus of also offering low, low prices. So if you interested in the British Royal family, the Royal Wedding, or a collector of historical or Royal memorabilia then photos on canvas are a great way to add to the collection. Maybe you have some photos you wish to turn into beautiful canvas prints. Maybe you have photos of your days visiting London and all the Royal buildings. Buckingham Palace or The Tower of London ? Photos on canvas look fabulous on the wall at home. Check out our photo on canvas price page for further information, or go straight to the canvas order page to start ordering. Your prints can be with you as quickly as 5 days ! Order now and start saving money.
If you have any old photographs, not in digital format, that you would like to have enlarged and perhaps improved upon; then please e-mail us. It is hard to send them via this web site and we require you contact us direct by telephone or e-mail. Then you can organise to send them to us or come direct to the studio. Photobirdy can enlarge old original photographs but we need to see them first and let you know what we can do. Please go to the contact us page to write an e-mail or telephone our chosen printer, Bishops direct from there.
Before you send any files simply check them and make sure they are high quality images with a high resolution. Most digital cameras produce high quality photos if you have them set correctly and they are perfect for printing the photo onto canvas. Please remember to check your digital photos are at least 4MB or larger and at least 300 dpi. We accept JPEG, TIFF, and BMP files. So don't delay, order today and start to save those special memories.
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Photobirdy produces some of the best quality 'photo on canvas' prints available. Our quality is considerably higher than many of the canvas printers on the web and we pride ourselves on giving you the best quality we possibly can at discount prices. We use the very best printing machines, use specialist canvas material and high quality inks. Quality is very important to us.