Blog Posts

  • Royal Fashion Round-up with Chloe: Royal Ascot 2014

    by - Jun 24, 2014
    This week, following the Order of the Garter Service in Windsor, the Royals descended upon Ascot’s racing course for the week. In this edition of the Royal Fashion Round-up the sections are separated by day, rather than person,...
  • Queen Victoria’s Pious Granddaughter

    by - Jun 23, 2014
    Of the thousands who pass by the West Door of Westminster Abbey each day, few raise their heads to notice the effigy of a middle-aged nun, and, of those who do, perhaps even fewer are aware...
  • Review of Martha Mumford’s ‘Happy Birthday, Royal Baby!’

    by - Jun 23, 2014
    After the huge success of Martha Mumford’s book Shhh! Don’t Wake the Royal Baby! last July, which coincided with the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first baby, Happy Birthday, Royal Baby! has been released in time...
  • Behind the Royal door: Princess Margaret

    by - Jun 22, 2014
    This edition of ‘Behind the Royal door’ will look into the life of The Queen’s late sister, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. She led a colourful life in the public eye and was generally considered the more carefree,...
  • History Rewind: Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee

    by - Jun 22, 2014
    On the 22nd of June 1897 a massive celebration took place to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. This would be the first time the term ‘Diamond Jubilee’ would be used to honour a 60th...
  • Why the chopper and palace repair stories are a fuss over nothing

    by - Jun 21, 2014
    Yesterday evening, the mainstream media treated us to a series of stories whose central themes were to try and underline the cost of the Monarchy to taxpayers. In case you didn’t see, the first one of...
  • Royal Fashion Round-up with Chloe: June edition (I)

    by - Jun 20, 2014
    Another busy few weeks, with even Princess Alexandra and Princess Michael making appearances. This edition includes less pictures than usual, as we have stopped using tweets. The Queen attended a reception for Leonard Cheshire disability at...
  • History Rewind: The Death of William IV and Victoria becomes Queen

    by - Jun 20, 2014
    King William IV had one dying wish and that was to see the anniversary of Waterloo on 18 June. Two days later on 20 June 1837, The King died around two in the morning at Windsor...
  • The Waterloo Ceremony: Duke of Wellington pays his rent

    by - Jun 18, 2014
    The Waterloo Ceremony. An elaborate gesture performed annually by the Duke of Wellington, as he pays the rent on his grand stately home in Hampshire to the British Monarch. This symbolic ceremony is held every year on...
  • Box containing Christmas gifts from Royal Family to World War One soldiers discovered

    by - Jun 17, 2014
    X Ray images of an unopened cardboard box have revealed a mass of Christmas tins sent to British soldiers on the Western Front 100 years ago. During the First World War the tins made in the...