If you fancy seeing royal carriages, fine horses and trying on some costumes, then the Royal Mews is well worth a visit. It’s just around the corner from Buckingham Palace but most people walk past it without realising the treasures inside. So, join me on a visit… Continue reading
This year’s special exhibition at Buckingham Palace is Royal Gifts and it showcases gifts that Her Majesty The Queen has received in her official capacity. Sadly we don’t get to see what Prince Philip might give her on her for her birthday but the Royal Gifts exhibition is worth a visit. Continue reading
Wherever the Queen goes she is always a focus of attention, so whatever she wears is going to be talked about; remember the fuss over her rather bright green outfit at this year’s Trooping the Colour? When you visit Buckingham Palace this year, you can enjoy their special exhibition which traces her fashion choices during the 90 years of her life. Continue reading
The flags were hanging everywhere and the bunting was covering everything so London was ready for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, a massive party to celebrate 60 years on the throne. Continue reading
This week saw the official birthday of the Queen, her real one is in April but she has a second one when all the pomp and circumstance is rolled out. We got our spot opposite Buckingham Palace at 9am, way ahead of the crowds and waited in the sunshine while men on horses, men in carriages and men on foot kept themselves busy and all dressed up in their very shiniest uniforms. Then finally the royals rolled out in their carriages and there she was – very smiley and with Prince Philip who was completely submerged in a huge bearskin! There was more marching than you can imagine and a 41 gun salute from Green Park. The bands played all the usual marching tunes including one loved by the England football fans which made me wonder whether that had been put into the programme in honour of the evening’s World Cup match against the USA (I’ll gloss over that result!) And for the royal spotters here’s a photo of the classic line up on the Buckingham Palace balcony – see how many you know and yes, Harry was missing!