Blog Posts

  • 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...
  • Book review of Ed West’s ‘A Century of Royalty’

    by - May 15, 2014
    As the introduction states: “Under Queen Elizabeth II royalty has continued to adapt to the modern world, and despite some bad times, remains the strongest of British institutions”. In many ways, this sense of pride and...
  • 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...
  • Her Majesty’s prime ministers

    by - May 12, 2014
    Milk cost 2p a pint, meat and sugar were still rationed and the average house price was £1891. The year was 1952 and on the 6th February that year, Princess Elizabeth, daughter of King George VI...
  • Behind the Royal door: The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester

    by - May 12, 2014
    Royal Central presents a new series: ‘Behind the Royal door’, a ‘who’s who’ of The Royal Family. As The Queen’s family continues to grow, such as the recent arrival of Mia Tindall, extended family members of Her...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...