Blog Posts

  • 96 years ago, the House of Windsor was born

    by - Jul 18, 2013
    96 years ago yesterday (17th July 1917), King George V set about changing the Royal Family at the height of World War 1. The Royal Family, at the time, bore the Germanic sounding name ‘Saxe-Coburg-Gotha’. In...
  • Just what’s going on with the Royal Baby?

    by - Jul 17, 2013
    There’s an air of nervousness at the Lindo Wing at the moment which recently replaced the one of anticipation. Why?: As the Duchess of Cambridge draws closer to the point of giving birth to the future...
  • 10 things to do while waiting for Baby Cambridge

    by - Jul 17, 2013
    It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with the Duchess of Cambridge. I have been ever since her Kate Middleton days. If I was on Mastermind she would be my specialist subject, and believe me I would...
  • Diana’s dresses: the story behind the fashion icon

    by - Jul 17, 2013
    A documentary aired this evening on Channel 4 featuring the sale of ten of Princess Diana’s most iconic and famous dresses, ‘Diana’s Dresses – The Auction’.  This documentary looked at the Princess’ style throughout her life. The one...
  • Holidays for Royals?

    by - Jul 16, 2013
    Since the beginning of time, people have debated the need for the Royal Family to take and enjoy holidays. Many consider the members of the Royal Family “jobless” and therefore, don’t deserve the breaks in reality...
  • Could you be ‘Head Housekeeper’ at Windsor Castle?

    by - Jul 16, 2013
    The Royal Household have this week begun advertising for a new Head Housekeeper at Windsor Castle. The job, which is for £35,000 per year (plus ‘benefits’) is ‘to ensure the highest standards of cleanliness, presentation, and...
  • 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...
  • The Forgotten Monarchs- Part 3

    by - Jul 16, 2013
    This third post on the forgotten monarchs focuses on the fourth King of the House of Stuart, King James II. James was born on 14th October 1633 to King Charles I and Henrietta Maria, his brother...
  • The Countess of Wessex: The Monarchy’s Rising Star

    by - Jul 14, 2013
    She has long been a favourite of The Queen, but not until recently has the world begun to take notice of The Countess of Wessex. Born Sophie Rhys-Jones, the future Countess enjoyed a fairly ordinary childhood. Along with...
  • Interview with Matthew Lewis – author of the book “Loyalty”

    by - Jul 13, 2013
    Back in April I reviewed Matthew Lewis’s historical novel Loyalty – a story of Richard III.  I discovered Matthew on Twitter and after enjoying his historical tweets decided to read his book.  If you have seen my review...