Royal History

  • Richard III’s relatives halt plans to bury King in Leicester

    by - Aug 16, 2013
    Relatives of King Richard III, whose body was found in a Leicester council car park last year, have won the right to challenge the decision to bury him in Leicester in High Court proceedings. The Plantagenet...
  • Who was the Town Crier Tony Appleton?

    by - Jul 27, 2013
    Shortly before the birth of Prince George was announced, the town crier Tony Appleton took it upon himself to tell the world the Duchess of Cambridge had delivered a boy. In full pomp and splendour, he...
  • Special Coronation exhibition to open at Buckingham Palace

    by - Jun 13, 2013
    For the first time since Queen Elizabeth II’s 1953 coronation, dress, jewelry and artifacts used during the day is to be displayed at a special exhibition for the summer opening of Buckingham Palace. “The Queen’s Coronation...
  • New evidence shows Queen’s uncle, Edward VIII, planned to return to UK to be Elizabeth’s Regent

    by - Jun 1, 2013
    It is remembered as one of the most sordid events in the history of the British Monarchy, the day Edward VIII renounced his duty to marry his divorced lover Wallis Simpson. When Edward abdicated in 1936,...
  • Tell Me More About… The Coronation

    by - May 30, 2013
    With the sixtieth anniversary of The Queen’s coronation on Sunday 2nd June, let’s find out more about the event itself. June was chosen as it was the month thought most likely to be warm and sunny....
  • Edward VIII ‘Was Bugged By Government’ During 1936 Abdication Crisis

    by - May 23, 2013
    King Edward VIII is remembered as the King who gave up his crown for love. In 1936, after less than 12 months on the throne after acceding after the death of his father earlier in the...
  • Fashion in Art Exhibition Opens At The Queen’s Gallery

    by - May 14, 2013
    A new exhibition that uses art to examine Tudor and Stuart fashion opened on Friday, May 10 at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. The exhibition, “In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion,” features...
  • Controversial New Anne Boleyn Play To Begin At Tower Of London

    by - May 11, 2013
    A controversial new play about Anne Boleyn’s incestuous relationship with her brother  to the site of Anne’s trial, execution and final resting place is to begin at HM Tower of London next week. Leading Suffolk theatre company...
  • Government Blocks Exported Sale Of George IV Gift Jewels

    by - May 2, 2013
    The Government have banned the sale of rare jewels, worth £150,000, originally given as a gift from George IV (as Prince Regent) to a lady-in-waiting....Read More
  • Diamond Jubilee Barge To Begin New Life In Portugal

    by - Mar 27, 2013
    During last year’s Diamond Jubilee River pageant, the Spirit of Chartwell became the main attraction as it was boarded by members of the Royal Family. It has now been announced that the Diamond Jubilee barge is...