Monday, July 16, 2012

Notes: Tuesday, June 26-Monday, July 16, 2012 (part 2 of 2)

14. On July 5, 2012, H.M. The Queen installed H.R.H. The Duke of Cambridge as a(n Extra, or Royal) Knight of the Thistle

See also the Court Circular of that date.

July 5 was the date of His Royal Highness's installation as a Knight of the Thistle, but May 29, 2012 was the date of Her Majesty's appointment of The Earl of Strathearn (as His Royal Highness is known when in Scotland) to the Order.

(The installation came to my attention via the publication of a photo with a three-line caption and the heading "Another feather in the cap for royals" on p. 31 in the "WORLD" section of the Sydney Daily Telegraph of Friday, July 6, 2012, Vol. 1, No. 2585, ISSN 1038-8745.)

Labels: Order of the Thistle, William Wales

15. The Directoire "sent Napoleon to conquer Egypt. … The most enduring result of the Egyptian adventure was the enormous impetus it gave to modern Egyptology … and the fashion for Egyptian designs, which became an important component of the Empire style."

(That article came to my attention via its publication as "Napoleonic adventures", Christopher Allen's review of the "Napoleon: Revolution to Empire" exhibit at The National Gallery of Victoria, on pp. 11-13 of the "VISUAL ARTS" section of the "review" supplement in The Weekend Australian, July 7-8, 2012, Second Edition, No. 14854, ISSN 1038-8761; the quotation was on p. 12.)

Labels: Egypt, Napoleonic Empire

16. "it appears that most jurisdictions that have legislated for gay marriage have first provided for civil unions, including the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Norway and Canada."

(That article came to my attention via its publication as "THE ESSAY", under the heading "It's all about commitment", by The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull M.P., in the "News Review" supplement, p. 13, The Sydney Morning Herald, Weekend Edition, July 7-8, 2012, No. 54524, ISSN 0312-6315.)

Labels: civil unions

17. "In the 1980s, Australian state and territory governments began amending legislation to provide de facto couples with similar rights to married couples, and from the end of the 90s they began to extend these rights to same-sex de facto couples to remove discrimination based on sexual orientation in relationships."

Labels: law

18. "Families do their own planning"

Labels: contraception

Reginaldvs Cantvar
Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, A.D. 2012


Cardinal Pole said...

Regarding item 14: Notice of H.R.H. The Duke of Cambridge's appointment to the Order of the Thistle can be found in The London Gazette, Issue No. 60195, p. 12473, Friday, June 29, 2012; one can also find the full notice by going to the "Advanced Search" page of The London Gazette website and entering "Order of the Thistle" in the "With the exact words:" field. Both forms of the notice describe Her Majesty as appointing His Royal Highness to be "a Royal Knight of the Order".

Matthias said...

Nice to see you active again cardinaL as i came over and found not much movement for a while.
Ah malcolm turnbull and his comment about commitment-reminds me that you should see the link to . Note th denominations that are gay friendly