Palaces & Buildings

  • 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...
  • Queen’s Guard steps in during security threat at Palace

    by - Apr 6, 2014
    A Coldstream Guard who was on duty at Buckingham Palace on Friday was forced to leave his post to intervene in an incident at the North Centre Gate during which a man reportedly tried to gain...
  • ‘Highgrove: A Garden Celebrated’ the new book by Prince Charles to be published next week

    by - Apr 1, 2014
    Highgrove: A Garden Celebrated by The Prince of Wales and Bunny Guinness will be published next week. It is a lovely book that details the lavish and exquisite gardens of Highgrove month by month. Highgrove goes...
  • ‘Glorious Georges’ to open at Historic Royal Palaces

    by - Mar 23, 2014
    The Georgian Era, known so because of the reign of four King Georges in succession, was one of the most significant eras in British royal history. Although the first king arrived from Germany and spoke almost...
  • Princess Anne tours renovated Colchester Castle

    by - Mar 22, 2014
    On Thursday 20 March 2014, The Princess Royal toured the massive renovations that were part of the £4.2 million refurbishment of Colchester Castle in Colchester, Essex. The funding was provided by the Heritage Lottery Find and...
  • Queen set to begin Easter Court at Windsor Castle

    by - Mar 22, 2014
    Her Majesty The Queen is set to begin her traditional one-month stay at Windsor Castle next week over the easter period, known as ‘Easter Court’. During this time, The Queen will conduct all her business from...
  • Queen seeks Palace Attendant: must be good with heights

    by - Feb 27, 2014
    The Royal Household has advertised a vacancy for a Palace Attendant. The Queen is seeking someone to be ‘responsible for the presentation of the interior of Buckingham Palace’ and perform ‘a range of vital duties’ as part...