Palaces & Buildings

  • 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...
  • 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...