Blog Posts

  • History Rewind: King George VI opens Festival of Britain

    by - May 3, 2014
    On 3 May 1951 King George opened The Festival of Britain at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s South Bank. The festival was coordinated to commemorate the centenary of the Great Exhibition of 1851. It exhibited...
  • Update: Duke of Edinburgh celebrated tenth anniversary of QM2

    by - Apr 30, 2014
    The Duke of Edinburgh led celebrations on Friday 9 May at a special day of events to mark the tenth anniversary of the Queen Mary 2 becoming the Cunard flagship. His Royal Highness with @cunardline Officers...
  • The Queen congratulates South Africa on 20 years of democracy

    by - Apr 29, 2014
    Queen Elizabeth has congratulated South Africa on reaching 20 years of democracy. On 27 April, South Africa celebrated the 20-year anniversary since the first democratic elections were held in the country. The elections set forth a...
  • History Rewind: The Duchess of Windsor laid to rest

    by - Apr 29, 2014
    On 29 April 1986 The Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson was buried alongside her husband, The Duke of Windsor at Frogmore in Windsor. The Duchess was buried in an English oak coffin that contained a silver...
  • 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,...