Palaces & Buildings

Throwback Thursday: Windsor Castle fire

Windsor Castle came out of World War II untouched by Blitz that occurred only 24 or so miles away. Decades later on 20 November 1992, it would meet a far different fate in the form of fire that would end up costing close to £40 million. The fire was said to spark by a spotlight that ignited a curtain in Queen Victoria’s private chapel. It then rapidly spread through the roof, decimating St…
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Insight

Ghosts of Glamis: tales from Glamis Castle

Glamis Castle, the historic seat of the Bowes-Lyons family, dates back to 1372 when Robert the Bruce granted the lands as a gift. The initial construction was a Royal Hunting Lodge, which then developed over the centuries. In the 15th century, the Barons of Glamis was…
Insight

Why does Britain celebrate Bonfire Night?

Every year on 5th November Britain is lit up with fireworks and bonfires with people partaking in the ceremonial effigy-burning of Guy Fawkes. It is a time for people to gather together to share in food, drink and merriment. “Remember, remember! The fifth of…
The Cambridges

William and Kate visit Dundee

The Earl and Countess of Strathearn, as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are known in Scotland, made their first official visit to Dundee on Friday. As most will recall, William and Catherine first met while students nearby at the University of St Andrews. The majority of the visit focussed on the mental wellbeing of young people, a major priority for The Earl and Countess. During Friday’s…
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The Sussexes

Prince Harry attends service and meets families of bomb disposal experts killed in action

Prince Harry attended a service at St Paul’s Cathedral on Thursday to mark the 75th anniversary of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) across the British Armed Forces. Officially formed in October 1940, the initial Royal Engineers bomb disposal unit performed a significant role over the course of the World War Two, dealing with tens of thousands of unexploded bombs in the UK and abroad. Since…
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Prince Charles and Camilla

Camilla will join horse whisperer in event to support The Brooke at the Royal Mews

The Duchess of Cornwall will attend a horse whispering demonstration by Brooke Global Ambassador Monty Roberts at the Royal Mews on Wednesday, 21 October. Following the demonstration, The Duchess will attend a reception. Since 2006, Camilla has been President of The Brooke. The Duchess commented: “As its President, I wholeheartedly support the Brooke in their vital work across the globe, and…
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