Freemasons open a lodge at Buckingham Palace… but the Queen isn’t amused

The Daily Mail ran this article on March 8th. Here are a few quotes:

“A branch of the Freemasons secret society is being formed by members of the Royal Household and police who protect the Royal Family.”

“The founding of the lodge has also alarmed some Royal staff who do not wish to be associated with the fraternity famed for bizarre initiation rites, mystical regalia and mysterious codes of conduct”.

“It is also likely to cause consternation among career women in the Palace, as it is a men-only organisation.”

The Royal Family has a Long Association with Freemasonry

The website Cumbrian Masons has this information on its list of famous Masons:

“King George VI (1895 - 1952)
Grand Master of Scotland and honorary Past Grand Master of the UGLE. Initiated in Naval Lodge No. 2612. Royal Arch First Principal, 33 degree AASR, Past Grand Master Mark Master Lodge.

His Royal Highness Prince Edward the Duke of Kent
Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England. ”

King George VI was Queen Elizabeth’s father. (Edward is a cousin.) Another site Burbank Masonic Lodge No. 406 has an extensive article on King George VI’s Masonic activities. Quote:

“In 1935 he accepted and was installed Grand Master Mason of Scotland, and affiliated with the Lodge of Glamis, No. 99, Scotland, where his father-in-law, the Earl of Strathmore, was a Past Master.”

The Earl of Strathmore was Queen Elizabeth’s grandfather.

The Queen is the Head of The Church of England

Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, has made statements against Freemasonry. The Queen, as head of the Church, may be concerned about appearances.