Prince Charles and Camilla

Prince Charles sips gin at winter market in Ely

Yesterday, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall spent the day carrying out a number of royal visits. The location for the day’s excursions was the historic Cathedral City Ely in Cambridgeshire; their first stop was a lovely winter market which was filled with artisan food stalls. Prince Charles and Camilla ventured out in the cold weather yesterday to sample the delights of the…
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British RoyalsThe Queen

10,000 pieces of art to be moved during Buckingham Palace refurb

Next April the whole of the east wing of Buckingham Palace, where the balcony is situated, will be closed off and emptied. This massive undertaking will be part of the planned £369m worth of much-needed refurbishments which will be carried out at the palace over a span of ten years. The works will see an overhaul of the plumbing and electrics in much of the building which have not been changed…
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British Royals

Garter day will be held next Monday

Every year in June, in the week of Royal Ascot, the Garter day service is held. This service and procession marks the installation of new members of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. This year the event is to be held on Monday 18th June. The Most Noble Order of the Garter…
Princess Anne and Family

Zara Tindall feels "very lucky" to have no royal title

When Princess Anne had her children Zara and Peter, they were not automatically given royal titles as royal titles like ‘prince’ or ‘princess’ are usually passed down from a monarchs son only. The Queen offered to give courtesy titles to Princess Anne’s former husband Mark and any children born to the pair, but the couple decided against it. This means that while Zara is…
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HistoryInsight

Memorial to Welsh Princess vandalised

A few weeks ago a memorial plaque which was dedicated to the Welsh Princess Gwenllian went missing from its usual location at the top of Snowdon. It has since been returned to the Princess Gwenllian society by a local man named Rhys Jones, but the plaque was found to be…
OtherThe Queen

Why does the Queen have two birthdays?

The Queen’s birthday is coming up soon, if you are experiencing a feeling of Déjà vu, don’t worry you are not imagining the fact that the Queen also had a birthday in April. The second Saturday in June is known as Queen Elizabeth’s official birthday, but…
InsightThe Sussexes

Brits spent 45% more over Royal Wedding weekend!

Research from the company Paymentsense has shown that people in and around Windsor spent 45% more than the average weekend during the Royal Wedding weekend. The wedding is estimated to have cost £30 million with a large chunk of the budget being spent on defence, but it is believed that it has brought in around £500 million to the economy. There were lots of factors which added to the huge…
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