Preview of episode one of Majesty and Mortar: Britain's Great Palaces

<![CDATA[ For royalists, tourists and history-lovers alike, the palaces which still stand in Britain today are grand symbols of our past royal courts, kings and queens. In this new three-part series by BBC Four, historian Dan Cruickshank will take viewers through the walls of some of the most prominent palaces in Britain in order to unpick and understand the significance of these dominating…
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History Rewind: The Queen shot at during Trooping the Colour

<![CDATA[On 13 June 1981 a 17-year-old man was arrested for shooting a replica gun at The Queen as she rode past crowds on horseback. Marcus Serjeant aimed a pistol directly at Her Majesty as she made her down Horseguards’ Parade for the beginning of the Trooping the Colour ceremony. The assailant fired six blank cartridges before being tackled by a Guardsman and police. The shots…
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William and Kate appoint their first Equerry

<![CDATA[The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have appointed their first equerry to their household earlier this year, The Courtier has discovered, another sign of an increasing yet inevitable focus on royal duties for the couple. Captain Florian Graham-Watson, an…
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Interview: New portrait of The Duchess of Cambridge gets Royal seal of approval

<![CDATA[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 portrait to the Royal couple as Mr Sutton-Smith was in Paris, as well as the artist himself. “The event organisers asked Perthshire Open Studios to curate an art…
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Her Majesty's Prime Ministers

<![CDATA[Queen Elizabeth II has only been on the Throne for five years, and is about to embark upon new weekly audiences with a new Prime Minister. In the continuation of this series of blogs, we will be looking at the life and times of The Queen's third premier…

Her Majesty's prime ministers

<![CDATA[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 Anthony Eden. Robert Anthony Eden was born on 12th June 1897 at…
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The royal tradition of Afternoon Tea: From Queen Victoria to Elizabeth II

<![CDATA[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 back to 1662, when it was introduced at court by Portuguese Infanta Catherine of Braganza, wife of Charles II. Anna Maria Stanhope, Duchess of…
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