Royal History

  • The royal tradition of Afternoon Tea: From Queen Victoria to Elizabeth II

    by - May 16, 2014
    At the British Royal Court, Afternoon Tea is a quintessential daily ritual. This delectable celebration of tea originated in the Victorian era, when young Queen Victoria reigned in the United Kingdom. Tea drinking in England dates...
  • Queen Victoria’s journals to be exhibited at Windsor Castle

    by - May 12, 2014
    Perhaps one of the most popular rulers of England, Queen Victoria is best known for her long reign which lasted 63 years, and her undying love for her husband, Prince Albert. Now, visitors are offered a chance...
  • History Rewind: Coronation of King George VI

    by - May 12, 2014
    On 12 May 1937 the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth was held on 12 May 1937 at Westminster Abbey. Originally this date was chosen for the coronation of Edward VIII before he decided...
  • Royal Heritage: Blenheim Palace

    by - May 11, 2014
    Named a World Heritage site in 1984, Blenheim Palace is truly is one of the England’s gems.Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire is a national treasure. The Palace was gifted to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough...
  • Review of episode two of The First Georgians: The German Kings who made Britain

    by - May 10, 2014
    Following on from last week’s episode, which focused on the issues that the new Georgian dynasty faced with the ascendance of George I, in the second episode Dr Lucy Worsley continued with her investigation into the lives...
  • Letter from Bonnie Prince Charlie sells for £25,000

    by - May 8, 2014
    A letter written by Bonnie Prince Charlie to his cousin, King Louis XV of France, asking for his help in overthrowing the British Monarchy, was sold for £25,000 on Wednesday. Prince Charles Edward Stuart, also known as...
  • 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...
  • 20 years ago: The Queen and François Mittérand inaugurated Channel Tunnel

    by - May 7, 2014
    Twenty years ago in 1994, the Queen and President Francois Mitterrand or France, cut the inaugural ribbon of the Channel Tunnel, which made a hundred year dream of linking France and Britain under the sea a...
  • Royal Heritage: Oxford Castle

    by - May 6, 2014
    After William the Conquerors victory at the Battle of Hastings he set his sights on the already flourishing Saxon burgh or walled town as it was known in Oxford. It was in 1071 that William constructed...
  • Updated: The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh to visit the Chelsea Flower Show

    by - May 5, 2014
    Her Majesty and Prince Philip visited the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday, 19th May 2014. What began as an international horticultural exhibition organised by the Royal Horticultural Society on the Royal Hospital, Chelsea grounds in 1912...