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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Palaces & Buildings

The Ghosts of Windsor Castle

It is The Queen’s weekend home and is apparently her favourite royal residence. But did you know that Windsor Castle is also the home of many royals from years and centuries gone by. In this piece we explore the ghostly goings on at Windsor Castle and just who haunts the…
The Cambridges

Prince William bestows knighthood upon Rugby legend Gareth Edwards

Prince William took the helm at an Investiture at Windsor Castle on Thursday and was given the chance to bestow a knighthood on Welsh rugby legend, Sir Gareth Edwards. Embed from Getty Images Sir Gareth was named in the 2015 Queens Birthday Honours list. It seemed The Duke of Cambridge was more concerned about the upcoming Rugby World Cup, asking Gareth Edwards for “words of…
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History

The Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Queen Victoria

Everybody will remember the magnitude of celebrations commemorating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 2012. From the River Thames pageant to the concert outside Buckingham Palace and especially the extended Bank Holiday weekend. Let’s not forget though that…
FeaturesInsight

When fire devastates England’s treasures

Some of the greatest insights of our history are embedded in the stately homes that lay across the country, full of stories that would put the saying “if these walls could talk” to shame. Unfortunately, with older homes fire safety doesn’t match that of…
Palaces & Buildings

Windsor Castle staff vote for industrial action

The staff of Windsor Castle have voted to take industrial action over a dispute of pay. The 76 wardens, employed by the Royal Collection Trust, voted in favour by 84% of a action short of strike. The turn out was 82%. The strike, which may start from the end of April, would see the wardens, all who are members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union omit from activities that they are…
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