Blog Posts

  • Diana, Princess of Wales’s last official letter to be auctioned

    by - Apr 27, 2014
    The last letter written and signed by hand by the late Princess of Wales  is set to go under the hammer this Monday, the 28th of April. “Dear Dilys,” begins the letter, which is addressed to...
  • Royal Fashion Round-up with Chloe: Australia tour special

    by - Apr 26, 2014
    Continuing from my NZ tour special a few weeks ago, it’s now time to cover the Australia leg of the trip, and we have seen some great pieces from The Duchess of Cambridge! It’s only a...
  • History Rewind: The Duke of York marries Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon

    by - Apr 26, 2014
    In 1920, Prince Albert Frederick Arthur George met Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the sociable daughter of a Scottish aristocrat. Albert fancied Elizabeth and tirelessly tried to gain her hand in marriage. Finally on the third try at a...
  • A Royal Burial- Westminster Abbey

    by - Apr 26, 2014
    Readers may remember in my last blog on this subject how I said that I was astounded as to just how many royals were buried in St George’s Chapel at Windsor, I can safely say that...
  • Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first official day in Canberra

    by - Apr 24, 2014
    While we retain the Monarch as head of state in Australia it isn’t to often that the Australian Royal Family makes the news here, but local media has been sent into meltdown with the royal tour...
  • The Windsors in the Willows: Tree Planting and the Royals

    by - Apr 24, 2014
    Often seen at royal engagements across the world is the ceremonial tree planting. The simple act of adding a shovel-full of soil onto the planted sapling, and then having a photo, often wraps-up the day’s events,...
  • Why did Henry VIII seek an annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon?

    by - Apr 21, 2014
    One of the most talked about issues in royal history, and British history in general, is the relationship of Henry VIII and his six wives. In 1525, after 18 years of marriage to Catherine of Aragon,...
  • Celebrating Saint George, patron saint of England

    by - Apr 21, 2014
    Every year, on the 23rd of April, England celebrates Saint George’s Day. Also the National Day of England, Saint George’s Day is a day of celebration in honour of Saint George, the patron saint of England....
  • Royal Fashion Round-up with Chloe: NZ tour special!

    by - Apr 18, 2014
    This next installment of Royal  Fashion Round-up with Chloe will wrap-up The Duchess of Cambridge’s outfits during her time in New Zealand. Starting at the beginning of the tour, is a recap of the Sydney/Wellington arrival outfits. The...
  • A Personal Portrait of the Royal Family – A Review

    by - Apr 18, 2014
    “A fascinating illustration of an important period in British history,” writes the Lord-Lieutenant of Clwyd, Trevor Jones, in the foreword to Colin Edwards’s new book. Having read the book for myself, I couldn’t agree more. Written...