History

Princess Charlotte: a historic royal wedding dress

In the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection at Kensington Palace is preserved one of the most important wedding dresses in British history. Worn by Princess Charlotte (1796-1817) for her wedding on 2 May 1816 in the magnificent Crimson Drawing Room at Carlton House to Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. It was a wedding dress to celebrate not only the personal happiness of the popular Princess…
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State & Ceremonial

Crisis talks take place between Buckingham Palace & Downing Street over The Queen's independence

Extensive talks have been taking place between Buckingham Palace and Downing Street over the importance of The Queen’s independence after aides fear the monarch will be dragged into the Brexit crisis. According to the Sunday Times, talks have been taking place between The Queen’s Private Secretary, Edward Young, the Cabinet Secretary, Sir Mark Sedwill and Peter Hill, the Prime…
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Augusta, Princess of Wales and Kew Gardens

Ahead of Princess Alexandra’s upcoming visit to Kew Gardens, we’re taking a look back at its history and the story of Princess Augusta’s involvement in the 18th century. Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg married George II’s son, Frederick, Prince of Wales, in 1736. She was just 17-years-old and spoke almost no English, but this Princess of Wales was to make a…
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State & Ceremonial

Questions over whether the Prime Minister's girlfriend will meet The Queen at Balmoral

Questions have been raised over whether Carrie Symonds, the parter of Boris Johnson, will be invited to Balmoral over the summer to meet The Queen alongside the new Prime Minister. As is tradition, the monarch extends an invitation to the Prime Minister and their spouse each year to spend a few days each summer at Balmoral. Carrie Symonds outside Downing Street on Wednesday However, this…
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