Blog Posts

  • Behind the Royal door: Edward VIII (part three)

    by - Jul 21, 2014
    The final part of Edward VIII’s Behind the Royal door covers his involvement in the Second World War up to his death. Find Parts One and Two of his life by clicking the respective links. In 1937, The Duke and...
  • Interview: What was it like to attend a party at Buckingham Palace?

    by - Jul 20, 2014
    A few weeks ago, The Brownies celebrated their 100th birthday with a party at Buckingham Palace. The Countess of Wessex and daughter Lady Louise attended the celebration and one Brownie from Newport has spoken to me...
  • Royal Fashion Round-up with Chloe: July (part I)

    by - Jul 20, 2014
    The beginning of July has seen, as ever, a busy time for the royal family. Let’s see what they have been wearing! Pictures are used where available. For her arrival in Scotland, The Queen wore a...
  • The Royal Association: history of charities and patronages

    by - Jul 19, 2014
    In this series we will take a look at the history of charities and patronages of the Royal Family past and present. Throughout the series, we will spotlight a member of the Royal family and highlight...
  • Warring Plantagenets to Wonderful Windsors: The changing face of the monarchy

    by - Jul 19, 2014
    It’s hard to imagine our lovely, white haired, grandmotherly Queen acting unilaterally; that is, being autocratic. You cannot see her declaring war willy nilly, befriending other countries at the drop of her exquisitely tailored hat, or spending...
  • The indifference causing the decline of the baronetcy

    by - Jul 17, 2014
    The honour of baronetcy is one of the most peculiar and, on the whole, little-understood hereditary honours in the Britain, yet this illustrious organisation of hereditary knights, whose predecessors actions were enough to merit honour (though...
  • Final weeks of Diana, Princess of Wales exhibition open for public viewing

    by - Jul 17, 2014
    Nearly 17 years after her untimely death, Diana, Princess of Wales continues to touch the lives of people throughout the world. Due to her committed charity work, her influence on her dedicated sons, and the never-ending fascination...
  • The tragic life of Queen Anne: the last Stuart monarch

    by - Jul 15, 2014
    Born on 6th February 1665, Anne is a Queen whose reign is often overshadowed by her female forbear Elizabeth I and one of her many successors, Queen Victoria. Both Elizabeth and Victoria reigned for longer than...
  • Behind the Royal door: Edward VIII (part two)

    by - Jul 14, 2014
    The second part of Edward VIII’s Behind the Royal door will cover the Abdication Crisis and his relationship with Mrs Wallis Simpson. You can read about Edward’s early life in the first section of Behind the Royal door: Edward...
  • Can you buy a title?

    by - Jul 11, 2014
    The short answer is yes… But it’s not as easy as you think. Since 1925, it has been a criminal offence to buy or sell a title of honour, punishable by up to two years in...