Blog Posts

  • The Queen’s Coronation Exhibition at Buckingham Palace

    by - Aug 27, 2013
    Last weekend, Karen Kilrow and I visited the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace. I was looking forward to it, even though I had been some years before. What I was most looking forward to, however, was the...
  • It’s a Royal dogs life

    by - Aug 26, 2013
    When the first official family portraits of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their son, Prince George, were released last week, the family dog, Lupo, looking contented and relaxed in the glorious sunshine on the...
  • Princess Beatrice, Princess Henry of Battenberg

    by - Aug 25, 2013
    On a spring day, April 14th 1857 the last of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s children was born.  The little princess’s baptism took place in the private chapel of Buckingham Palace on the 16th June 1857,...
  • King George II: A Change from his Father

    by - Aug 24, 2013
    Last week, I wrote about King George I. Click here to read about his life and reign. Born George Augustus on 30 October 1683 to the future King George I and Sophia Dorothea of Celle, King...
  • Royal Nursery Diary – Week 5: Wide, wide world

    by - Aug 23, 2013
    Prince George turned one month this week, and the cozy microcosm of his mother’s arms has evolved into a world rich with sounds, colours, smells and textures of all kinds… Off to Wales we go… Mum...
  • A Day In The Life of a Royal Baby: How Will Prince George’s Childhood Compare?

    by - Aug 22, 2013
    For any family, the birth of a baby is a momentous occasion and welcoming a new person into the world is one of life’s highlights. Most parents will spend the first few months getting used to...
  • The Defence of King Richard III Part 4 – Bosworth, Shakespeare & That Horse

    by - Aug 22, 2013
    On 22nd August 1485 King Richard III led a thunderous charge of cavalry across the field at the Battle of Bosworth in an attempt to crush Henry Tudor, the invader who laid claim to Richard’s throne....
  • 6 questions about the future of the British Monarchy

    by - Aug 21, 2013
    As the world welcomes the almost 1-month old Prince George, we take this opportunity to look at 7 things about the future of the Monarchy, near and distant. When Prince Harry marries, what would be his...
  • The Naughty Nine, Badly Behaved Monarchs and Regents of England

    by - Aug 21, 2013
    This is the first in a series of nine monarchs who by history’s accounts were deemed badly behaved. One may disagree with the choices, but through research and many a book read, this series will cover...
  • What don’t people understand about ‘strict embargo’?… And why we followed it

    by - Aug 20, 2013
    The Internet was taken by surprise today as photos of Prince George were officially unveiled shortly after midnight to the world… At least that’s how it would have been if things had gone how they should...