British RoyalsState & Ceremonial

Prince Charles delivers The Queen's Speech whilst Her Majesty watches on from home at Windsor

The Prince of Wales has for the first time delivered The Queen’s Speech in place of his mother at the State Opening of Parliament. The ceremony, on May 10th 2022, was the first time in 59 years that The Queen has missed the State Opening – her last absence being in 1963 when she was pregnant with Prince Edward. Accompanied by the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke of Cambridge…
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NorwayPalaces & Buildings

New room in Oslo Royal Palace to be opened to the public

In the summertime, Oslo Royal Palce is opened to the public as King Harald and Queen Sonja exchange residences for the royal farm at Bygdøy right on the outskirts of the Norwegian capital. From late June until mid-August the Palace can be visited. All visitors follow a guided tour which takes guests through some of the Palace’s most important representation rooms. The visit includes a…
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DenmarkPalaces & Buildings

Charlottenlund Palace saved from sale

Charlottenlund Palace in Denmark will no longer be sold. About two months ago, the plan was for Charlottenlund Palace to be put up for sale. The Danish Palaces and Culture Agency said that it no longer served a cultural purpose, but Danish Members of Parliament disagreed. Thus, the historic palace will not be sold. Mads Hedegaard, Director of Charlottenlund Palace, said: “I was informed…
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Palaces & Buildings

The Tower of London gets a new Constable

The Tower of London has a new Constable. From August, General Sir Gordon Messenger will become the 161st Constable of the Tower of London and the first Royal Marine to hold the post. The role of the Constable is the most senior appointment one can have at the Tower of…
British RoyalsHistoryInterestsPrince Charles and Camilla

Jane Austen's royal fans through the ages

Today the Duchess of Cornwall will be visiting Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton. The beloved English author spent the last eight years of her life in the cottage before her death in Winchester 1817. Austen is a rare author who still remains a favourite choice amongst royal readers over two centuries later. King George IV While George was the Prince Regent, he immediately…
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