Blog Posts

  • Nelson Mandela and Queen Elizabeth: An extraordinary relationship

    by - Dec 5, 2013
    As the world marks Nelson Mandela’s passing, we take a moment to reflect on the extraordinary relationship the former South African President and Her Majesty The Queen shared. “It began at the 1991 heads of government...
  • What will Prince Charles’s succession be like?

    by - Dec 2, 2013
    For over 60 years now, Elizabeth II has reigned over the United Kingdom as Queen. Most people alive now have known no other Monarch and as a result, have never experienced a succession. Prince Charles, now...
  • Seasons Greetings: the history behind the Royal Christmas card

    by - Dec 2, 2013
    Sir Henry Cole fancied sending something different to his colleagues other than the typical Christmas letter. In 1843, he decided rather than writing individual letters which took some time and patience due to the amount of...
  • Empress Matilda, Lady of the English

    by - Dec 2, 2013
    On 25 November 1120 the White Ship sank off the coast of Normandy not long after it set out for England. The ship, which was fast and well-built, went down quickly, with only two survivors. Unfortunately,...
  • 14 years since Australia said no to becoming a Republic

    by - Nov 29, 2013
    Just recently on the 6th of November, Australia marked 14 years since voting “no” in a referendum to abolish the Australian Monarchy and become the Republic of Australia. The topic of Monarchy vs Republic has always...
  • Did Queen Victoria have a secret grandchild?

    by - Nov 28, 2013
    Charles II was famous for his illegitimate children, and there have been many monarchs and their families that have had secrets they wanted to keep hidden.  Now it has been suggested that one of Queen Victoria’s daughters, Princess Louise,...
  • Stable, carriage house and garage: a look at the Royal Mews Part I

    by - Nov 27, 2013
    When one thinks of the Royal Mews, you may think of horses and maybe a carriage. The Royal Mews is not your typical garage or storage facility. It is home to not only to the Horses and...
  • Transforming the Duchy and the future: Part III

    by - Nov 25, 2013
    As the last part in the Duchy series, we take a look at the Duke of Cornwall’s vision, changes made at the Duchy and the environment. In 1952, Prince Charles became the 24th Duke of Cornwall...
  • Draft version of King George VI’s first wartime speech hit’s the auction block

    by - Nov 25, 2013
    Sotheby’s will auction off an initial draft of King George VI’s speech in which he tells the country that Britain was ready, willing and able to declare war on Germany. It is the first time in 74 years, that the...
  • Could The Duchess of Cambridge be made a Royal Colonel?

    by - Nov 24, 2013
    The Royal Family and the British Armed Forces have a long and well-established connection. Many regiments of the Army have, as their Colonel-in-Chief, a member of the Royal Family. Through this, the regiment can foster close...