Blog Posts

  • Extraordinary Elizabethans

    by - Jun 12, 2013
    It seems that every King and Queen of this country has had their reign defined by an era. Whether it be Edwardian or Georgian to the great Victorian. Perhaps two of the greatest eras in our...
  • Henry Duke of Gloucester & Alice Duchess of Gloucester

    by - Jun 12, 2013
    Henry, Duke of Gloucester, the fourth child and third son of His Majesty King George V and Her Majesty Queen Mary, married Lady Alice Christabel Montagu Douglas Scott, the sixth child and the 3rd daughter of...
  • Who are the ‘senior royals’?

    by - Jun 11, 2013
    It has been subject of discussion recently who constitutes a senior member of the Royal Family. We thought we’d take to the blogs to explain who we think is a senior member of the Royal Family, and...
  • The British Royal Family embrace social media

    by - Jun 10, 2013
    When the queen was crowned in 1953, lawmakers in the House of Commons argued about whether or not it was appropriate to subject so august an event to something as plebian as television cameras. They were...
  • Duchess of Cambridge: pretty in pale peach Packham

    by - Jun 7, 2013
    The Duchess of Cambridge has been blooming throughout her pregnancy and blooms in this peach Jenny Packham bespoke dress and contemporary styled coat with a minimalist design neckline. She combines the outfit with her signature nude...
  • A Royal tradition: The Queen’s 100th birthday messages

    by - Jun 3, 2013
    It has been a long established (and largely well known) Royal tradition that the reigning Monarch sends out a message on the occasion of someone’s 100th birthday. Whilst many people are aware of this, very few...
  • ‘Fallen In Love’ – A Review

    by - Jun 3, 2013
    This is a play that follows the fate of Anne Boleyn and her brother George from the Field of Cloth of Gold in 1520 to their executions for treason in 1536.  Written by Joanna Carrick and...
  • How the Coronation’s telecast changed the monarchy

    by - Jun 2, 2013
    Shortly after 12.30pm in Westminster Abbey, on June 2, 1953, the Archbishop of Canterbury raised St Edward’s Crown high above the head of the young Queen Elizabeth II, seated in King Edward’s Chair. The Archbishop held...
  • Coronation Admiration

    by - Jun 2, 2013
    As somebody who was not around at the time of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953, in fact somebody who was born nearly 40 years after her accession, it was amazing to watch today the whole...
  • The Coronation – as watched on television

    by - Jun 2, 2013
    On 2nd June 1953, a remarkable young woman was crowned at Westminster Abbey. Aged just 27, Elizabeth II had been born at the time of the 1926 general strike, had seen the 1936 Abdication Crisis first...