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According to the official MOD website, the Royal Navy is made up of five arms. The Surface Fleet, the Fleet Air Arm, the covert Submarine Service, the amphibious Royal Marines, and the civilian fleet central to our effectiveness, the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.


With our rich maritime heritage, in general the Royal Family has been pro Navy and supportive of other marine initiatives such as dealing with toxic plastic waste and conservation issues.

 

The Duke of Edinburgh, Duke of York, Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, the Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex have all had military experience, all in the Royal Navy save for the Duke of Sussex.

 

Many warships and cruise liners have been named after HM Queen Elizabeth, such as the QEII and Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier.

 

In years gone by Horatio Nelson fought Napoleon's navy, defeating the French fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar in HMS Victory. The Royal Navy became a force to be reckoned with on the high seas culminating in HMS Warrior, an iron ship that almost saw no action because it was so feared.

 

Today we are allies with France and a member of the United Nations, though we still have a way to go before achieving the aims of the UN to eradicate poverty and hunger and ensure food security as world population continues to grow and agriculture cannot keep pace with the demands of an ever increasing number of human mouths to feed.

 

Being a small country with limited land mass and population, one way of leveling the playing field on the international stage is to expand military operations into international waters. With naval power now dependent on air strike capability and guided missiles, aircraft carriers would seem to be the way to go linked to submarines to keep in place a nuclear deterrent. Commonwealth nations benefit from such technology, each contributing to Britain in support of their head of state.

 

The world in though changing fast with robotics, drones and autonomous vessels now being a reality. That makes nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers, high value targets that are potentially vulnerable. What part in all of this our present Royal Family might play is limited, where it is the appointed Government of the day that runs the show, in theory, as per the elected officials that are empowered to steer a course for the United Kingdom.

 

 

ROYALS GALLERY 2018 A to Z

 

 

 

Andrew Duke of York

 

 

Anne Princess Royal

 

 

Autumn Phillips

 

 

Beatrice of York

 

 

Camilla Duchess Cornwall

 

 

Catherine Duchess Cambridge

 

 

Charles Prince Wales

 

 

Charlotte of Cambridge

 

 

Dianna Princess Wales

 

 

Edward Earl Wessex

 

 

Eugenie of York

 

 

Elizabeth Majesty Queen

 

 

George of Cambridge

 

 

Harry Duke Sussex

 

 

Isla Phillips

 

 

Jack Brooksbank

 

 

James Viscount Severn

 

 

Lena Tindall

 

 

 Louis of Cambridge

 

 

 Louise Lady Windsor

 

 

Mark Captain Phillips

 

 

 Meghan Duchess Sussex

 

 

Mia Grace Tindall

 

 

Mike Tindall

 

 

Peter Phillips

 

 

 Philip Duke Edinburgh

 

 

Sarah Duchess York

 

 

Savannah Phillips

 

 

 Sophie Countess Wessex

 

 

 Timothy Laurence V. Admiral

 

 

William Duke Cambridge

 

 

Zara Tindall

 

 

 

A TO Z OF ROYAL FAMILY MEMBERS 2018

 

This is a list of members of the royal family as of 2018:

 

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh (the monarch and her husband)
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall[a] (the Queen's son and daughter-in-law)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (the Queen's grandson and granddaughter-in-law)
Prince George of Cambridge (the Queen's great-grandson)
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (the Queen's great-granddaughter)
Prince Louis of Cambridge (the Queen's great-grandson)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (the Queen's grandson and granddaughter-in-law)
The Princess Royal (the Queen's daughter)
The Duke of York (the Queen's son)
Princess Beatrice of York (the Queen's granddaughter)
Princess Eugenie (the Queen's granddaughter)
The Earl and Countess of Wessex (the Queen's son and daughter-in-law)
The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester (the Queen's cousin and cousin-in-law)
The Duke and Duchess of Kent (the Queen's cousin and cousin-in-law)
Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy (the Queen's cousin)
Prince and Princess Michael of Kent (the Queen's cousin and cousin-in-law)

 

Family members not using a royal style:

 

There are a few immediate family members (a spouse and the children and grandchildren of its current full or deceased members) using no royal style who sometimes appear in listings:
Lady Louise Windsor (the Queen's granddaughter)
James, Viscount Severn (the Queen's grandson)
Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence (the Queen's son-in-law)
Peter and Autumn Phillips (the Queen's grandson and granddaughter-in-law)
Savannah Phillips (the Queen's great-granddaughter)
Isla Phillips (the Queen's great-granddaughter)
Zara and Michael Tindall (the Queen's granddaughter and grandson-in-law)
Mia Tindall (the Queen's great-granddaughter)
Lena Tindall (the Queen's great-granddaughter)
Jack Brooksbank (the Queen's grandson-in-law)
The Earl and Countess of Snowdon (the Queen's nephew and niece-in-law)
Viscount Linley (the Queen's great-nephew)
Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones (the Queen's great-niece)
Lady Sarah and Daniel Chatto (the Queen's niece and nephew-in-law)
Samuel Chatto (the Queen's great-nephew)
Arthur Chatto (the Queen's great-nephew)
Sarah, Duchess of York (the Queen's former daughter-in-law)

 

The British Royal Family

 

 

UNITED NATIONS & UNITED KINGDOM

 

The United Kingdom is a member of the United Nations and a signatory to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As such Britain is bound to secure, or attempt to aspire to sustainability development goals below such as eliminating discrimination, working towards justice for all and eliminating hunger and poverty. This is likely to mean providing affordable housing and a reduction in financial slavery brought about by the present renting society. We also need good services and cheap energy for a truly circular economy.

 

 

 

United Nations sustainable  development goals for 2030

 

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