Palaces & Buildings

  • A Royal stamp of approval

    by - Jul 8, 2014
    What is the The Royal Philatelic Collection? The Royal Philatelic Collection, kept at St James’s Palace, is considered to be the world’s most complete compendium of postage stamps of Great Britain and the Commonwealth. The Royal...
  • Historic Royal Palaces: The Orangery at Kensington Palace

    by - Jul 2, 2014
    Next in the Historic Royal Palaces series, we take at look at Kensington Palace’s Orangery… In 1704, Queen Anne decided that Kensington Palace was to have a greenhouse. Not just a simple greenhouse to care for...
  • Preview of episode three of Majesty and Mortar: Britain’s Great Palaces

    by - Jul 1, 2014
    In the last episode of this series, historian Dan Cruickshank takes viewers through the developments that occurred to a number of Britain’s royal palaces during the nineteenth century and twentieth century. With the widowhood of Queen...
  • The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Charles and Camilla to visit Dumfries House

    by - Jun 27, 2014
    The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh along with The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay (as Charles and Camilla are known whilst in Scotland) are scheduled to visit Dumfries House on Wednesday, 2 July. Built between...
  • Preview of episode two of Majesty and Mortar: Britain’s Great Palaces

    by - Jun 23, 2014
    After last week’s insightful episode which gave audiences a glimpse into the Tudor buildings which used to, and some of which still do, dominate our landscapes, such as the White Tower at the Tower of London, Hampton Court...
  • Historic Royal Palaces: The Kitchen Garden at Hampton Court Palace

    by - Jun 16, 2014
    Welcome to the first in the series covering the history, treasures and other bits and bobs of the Historic Royal Palaces. Join me on the journey as we visit more than just buildings, but the sights...
  • A review of Brian Hoey’s ‘At home with The Queen’

    by - May 21, 2014
    Brian Hoey’s ‘At Home with The Queen’ is a book for those Royal Watchers who love the intricate details of The Royal Household, giving those titbits you don’t normally hear. Mr Hoey secured the first ever TV...
  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s renovation of Anmer Hall

    by - May 20, 2014
    It has been reported that Anmer Hall, the country residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, has had an estimated renovation of £1.5 million. The Hall is a two hundred-year-old Grade II listed home and...
  • Tower of London to mark WW1 centenary

    by - May 7, 2014
    The moat at the Tower of London will be filled with nearly 900,000 ceramic poppies this summer to mark the centenary of the beginning of the First World War. Beginning on August 5th and ending on...
  • A Royal Burial – Frogmore

    by - May 2, 2014
    The last post in this series of blogs will be focused on the Frogmore Estate. The estate comprises 33 acres of private gardens within the grounds of Windsor Great Park which adjoins Windsor Castle. It is...