Alastair Bruce, a royal, constitutional and religious commentator, joins Winchester Cathedral in the month of Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, to discuss the crown and the spiritual symbolism of duty.

Major General Alastair Bruce of Crionaich OBE VR DL likes to tell history in an entertaining way, opening the rich culture of the United Kingdom, its style and romance to as wide an audience as he can reach.

Whether you can join this talk in person or online, it’s one to attend for anyone with an interest in the Royal Family.

Continue reading to discover more about this expert speaker and his interesting links with the Royal Family.

In 1998, The Queen appointed Alastair as one of her Officers of Arms, and later in 2004, Alastair was appointed to be an Extra Equerry to Their Royal Highnesses the Earl and Countess of Wessex. In 2010 and Alastair was given an OBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Alastair Bruce is the Royal, Constitutional and Religious Commentator for Sky News; he was appointed back  in 1994 and has covered all Britain’s momentous occasions, including the recent funeral of The Duke of Edinburgh, wedding of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, The Queen’s Jubilees and the funerals of both the Queen Mother and Diana, Princess of Wales.

Alastair was granted the privilege of a unique televised ‘conversation’ with The Queen for his BBC1 film Coronation, about the crowns and crowning of 1953.

He presents a number of documentaries for ABC America, Sky TV and PBS and he’s also written many books, including Days of Majesty, Keepers of the Kingdom and The Oldest. The Queen’s Birthday Parade was published recently, with a foreword by The Duke of Edinburgh. He has worked with many independent production companies in the preparation of TV documentaries; among these are Manners of Downton Abbey, Nicholas and Alexandra, Victoria and Albert and Days of Majesty.