Ellen Couzens





  • Top 10 Royal places to visit

    by - Aug 23, 2014
    If you’re anything like me, you probably like visiting historical places that have royal associations, as much as you like reading about them. So here are my top 10 favourite “royal” places, which I have visited,...
  • Osborne’s Swiss Cottage – A Victorian children’s playhouse

    by - Aug 10, 2014
    I holiday in the Isle of Wight most years. There’s just something about the relaxed pace of life over there that makes it a perfect break for me. Every time I go over to the Island,...
  • The Queen’s European Royal Cousins – Part 2

    by - Nov 20, 2013
    Last time, we looked at how the Queen is related to the current and former royal families of Germany, Greece, Denmark, Norway, Russia and Yugoslavia. This time, find out how through Queen Victoria’s five youngest children, the British...
  • The Queen’s European royal cousins

    by - Nov 13, 2013
    We often hear that the Queen is a cousin of various European monarchs. Her Majesty is related to them because of her great great grandmother Queen Victoria and the marriages made by her children and grandchildren....
  • The joy of royal collecting

    by - Oct 3, 2013
    There’s nothing unusual about collecting things. Many people do it, including some of the royals themselves. But just why do so many people enjoy collecting royal memorabilia in particular? I’ll admit an interest in this now...
  • Visiting Clarence House – a look behind the scenes

    by - Sep 1, 2013
    When we made our visit to the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace last week, we also went to see Clarence House, the London home of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of...
  • Prince Charles and Camilla receive present for Prince George at Chatham Dockyard

    by - Jul 29, 2013
    Today, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited The Historic Dockyard Chatham in Kent. In April the Prince agreed to become Patron of Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust for a five year term. On arrival...
  • Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall to visit Chatham Dockyard

    by - Jul 25, 2013
    On Monday 29th July, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit The Historic Dockyard Chatham in Kent. This follows the announcement in April that the Prince has agreed to...
  • All about Royal Warrants

    by - Jul 16, 2013
    The Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace last weekend showcased over 200 Royal Warrant holders. But what are Royal Warrants and how does a company obtain one? According to the Royal Warrant Holders Association, Royal Warrants of...
  • Queen congratulates Andy Murray as he wins Wimbledon

    by - Jul 7, 2013
    “The Queen has sent a private message to Andy Murray” following his Wimbledon victory according to BBC Royal correspondent Peter Hunt. The congratulatory message comes after Murray beat Novak Djokovic in the Men’s Singles Final of...