History

  • History Rewind: The Duke of Windsor laid to rest

    by - Jun 5, 2014
    On 5 June 1972, The Duke of Windsor, who died on 28 May, was laid to rest at the Royal burial ground near Windsor Castle. Following a funeral service at St George’s Chapel attended by political...
  • How the Royal Family will be commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day

    by - Jun 2, 2014
    Thursday, 5 June 2014 On Tuesday, 5 June, after unveiling a plaque to commemorate the 20th anniversarty of the Eurotunnel, Her Majesty and The Duke of Edinburgh will embark on a State Visit to the French...
  • History Rewind: The Queen takes coronation oath

    by - Jun 2, 2014
    On 2 June 1953, Queen Elizabeth II took the oath to God and country and crowned at a coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London. Her Majesty took the Coronation Oath in front of over 8,000...
  • Kensington Gardens: Place of memories and fantasy

    by - May 29, 2014
    It is now late May, when spring blooms across the Western Hemisphere, bringing lengthening days and celebrations in England such as the Chelsea Flower Show – an ideal time to visit Kensington Gardens, one of the...
  • Australian museum project helps preserve Royal Daimler

    by - May 27, 2014
    Until recently, on a rural property in South Australia sat a 1948 Daimler landaulette. It had long since fallen into disrepair, with rusted panels and a torn and tattered interior. To any regular person who witnessed...
  • Her Majesty’s prime ministers

    by - May 22, 2014
    In the second of this blog series, we will be taking a look at Queen Elizabeth II’s second prime minister. He was prime minister from 6th April 1955 until 10th January 1957, and his name was...
  • History Rewind: Queen returns after 6 month Commonwealth tour

    by - May 15, 2014
    Today in 1954, The Queen and the Royal Family returned after a six-month tour of the Commonwealth to a enthusiastic welcome in London. 1953: The Queen in Timaru, a major port in the southern Canterbury region...
  • 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...
  • 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...