Two months on from the Coronation, and in the wake of the King's Birthday, the Australian Monarchist League is proud to present its next event for members and friends of the cause. The Rt. Hon. the Earl of Loudoun, Simon Abney-Hastings, will address a cocktail party of monarchists at the historic Hotel Windsor to offer his reflections on taking part in this once-in-a-lifetime event. As is the right of the Title, which has existed since the time of King Charles I in 1633, traditionally the Earls of Loudoun are the bearers of the Golden Spurs which represent knighthood and chivalry at the Coronation. He will also reflect on his ancestry & connections to the Crown. This event will be subject to high demand and will be closed within a few weeks, so supporters are encouraged to book without delay. Ticket includes beer, wine, sparkling, cider & soft drinks as well as a premium selection of canapés and a dessert. The event is proudly supported by Mr & Mrs Stewart and Bev McArthur.
BIOGRAPHY: Simon Abney-Hastings, The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Loudou
The Rt. Honourable the 15th Earl of Loudoun, Simon Abney-Hastings, is an Australian Earl who is the current holder of one of the oldest Scottish noble titles, Earl of Loudoun. Earl of Loudoun is named after Loudoun in Ayrshire Scotland. The Campbells of Loudoun are the oldest branch of the house of Argyll. The Earldom was originally granted to the 1st Earl of Loudoun, John Campbell – Lord Chancellor of Scotland, by King Charles 1st in 1633 and has since passed down to Simon Abney-Hastings through the laws of succession when his Father Michael, the previous Earl of Loudoun passed in 2012. The Title is one of the oldest Scottish noble titles and it carries with it the right to carry the Golden Spurs (the emblems of knighthood and chivalry) at the Coronation of a British Monarch.
The Earl’s paternal grandmother Barbara, the 13th Countess of Loudoun, had a family seat in the House of Lords and campaigned steadfastly throughout her long career for issues surrounding social justice and mental health. The current Earl advocates for these reforms.Through his grandmother’s side, the Earl is directly descended from, and heir-general of George, the 1st Duke of Clarence, Brother of King Richard III and King Edward IV. It is widely accepted by genealogists and academics that Simon Abney-Hastings is the direct, and most senior descendant of the Royal House of Plantagenet.
Date, Time & Location
Saturday 8 July 2023 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Hotel Windsor 111 Spring Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000
Format and Dress Code
Cocktail party with canapes and beverage package with cocktail / lounge suit attire
$95 Non-Members of the AML, $85 Members of the AML and $80 for concession
Rachel Bailes, Victorian Convenor, Australian Monarchist League 0406 628 060 or [email protected]