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  • Royal Fashion Round up with Chloe: visits to France

    by - Jun 8, 2014
    The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, along with The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, followed by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge undertook engagements in France, to commemorate the D-Day landings. Here is a...
  • Royal Fashion Round-up with Chloe: State Opening of Parliament special

    by - Jun 4, 2014
    As Her Majesty The Queen opened Parliament today, she donned full regalia for the occasion. This special edition of Royal Fashion Round-up will explain these items and their meaning within the ceremony, as well as their...
  • Why The Queen is about to get a new, very distant royal cousin

    by - Jun 3, 2014
    The news that Princess Charlene is expecting her first child came as a bit of a surprise to European royal watchers.  The birth of this latest royal baby, at the end of 2014, will give Monaco...
  • 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...
  • Interview: New portrait of The Duchess of Cambridge gets Royal seal of approval

    by - Jun 1, 2014
    Whilst in Scotland on Thursday, The Earl and Countess of Strathearn were shown a portrait of Catherine from a local artist, Tom Sutton-Smith; I have been fortunate enough to talk with Glenys Andrews, who presented the...
  • 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...
  • Behind the Royal door: Prince and Princess Michael of Kent

    by - May 27, 2014
    Brother of The Duke of Kent, Prince Michael, and his wife Princess Michael, are another Royal couple that the media pay little attention to, so ‘Behind the Royal door’ takes a look at their lives and work....
  • 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...
  • Behind the Royal door: The Duke and Duchess of Kent

    by - May 22, 2014
    We move behind the Royal door Wren Cottage, where another of The Queen’s cousins lives: The Duke of Kent and his wife, The Duchess. Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick was born in 1935, the first born...
  • 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...