Prince Charles and Camilla

Prince Charles pays tribute to the Queen Mother at Mey Games

They were famously close throughout her long life and even now his beloved grandmother remains a major influence. The Duke of Rothesay, as Prince Charles is known in Scotland, has paid a glowing tribute to the late Queen Mother at an event that owes its very existence to her. Charles spent Saturday at the Mey Highland and Cultural Games held in the village which played such an important part…
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August 4: a day of regal anniversaries

The fourth day of August turned out to be a very good one for the House of Windsor. Two of its most famous women made their debut on that date. They joined a rather interesting list of people with regal connections who celebrated birthdays then. As the royal bunting comes…

The Royal Bridesmaid who became a Queen

As 1922 got under way, newspapers began to run excited articles about a royal wedding. The only daughter of King George V and Queen Mary was about to say ‘I do’ and every moment of her marriage ceremony was up for scrutiny. Princess Mary’s wedding dress, choice of venue and honeymoon destination were pored over even if actual details were hard to come by (sound familiar?) but one…
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When the Queen of Soul met the Queen Mother

Stories about the late Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, are pouring in in the aftermath of her death last Thursday, including one by her ex-husband about the time she was introduced to the Queen Mother and members of the Royal Family. Glynn Turman, Aretha’s ex-husband…

Royal Wedding Flowers: the mystery of the Queen Mother's bouquet

It’s perhaps the most famous and talked about royal wedding bouquet of all. The flowers carried by the Queen Mother, then Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, at her marriage in April 1923 have entered regal folklore after the bride used them to begin a royal wedding tradition known around the world. But do you actually know what this celebrated bouquet looks like? The chances are that the answer is no…
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Luxury guest house to be built at Queen Mother’s Highland castle

A luxury guest house is to be created on the grounds of the Queen Mother’s Castle of Mey as plans for ten en suite visitor rooms have been approved by local authority officials. Under the current plan, the old granary building, locating 500ft to the north-east of the castle would be converted into guest bedrooms. The building dates back to the 17th century. A new building is proposed to…
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