Ermine and Pearls
By Lydia Starbuck
    

  • And so the wait goes on. The royal baby, due mid to late April, is still keeping everyone guessing with bookies now looking increasingly concerned about the juicy bets placed on the new fourth in line...
  • As the Easter break began, the Royal diary slowed a little but there were still plenty of engagements and lots of news to keep everyone interested – and that’s before anyone mentioned a certain baby that’s...
  •   This week, the future and the past were evident for the royals. We edged closer to a new prince or princess as the Duchess of Cambridge ended her engagements before resting ahead of the birth...
  • ‘I once dreamed of this, your future breath in prayer for me, lost long, forever found.’   These stirring words, written just for this extraordinary day in English royal history, echoed through Leicester Cathedral as Richard...
  • The King and Queen of Spain have cancelled their State Visit to France following the plane crash in the Alps which claimed the lives of 150 people. The royal couple were just arriving in Paris for...
  •   He may have died 529 years ago but the reinterrment of Richard III has made news everywhere. The reburial of the king takes place on March 26th but his remains were taken from the University of...
  • The crowds cheered and clapped as the Cathedral bell tolled. In the fading light of a March afternoon, cameras flashed. Two men in armour rode on horses alongside a police car and when the moment came...
  • Today, the final journey of one of England’s most famous kings begins. Richard III’s coffin will leave the University of Leicester on March 22nd at 10.30am for its journey to Leicester Cathedral where the monarch will...
  • The story of Richard III has another amazing chapter now. It has just been announced that this weekend, in private, his mortal remains were placed into a coffin and sealed – the first stage in the...
  • It’s been another busy week for the royals with fictional earls, real life cruise ships and ancient documents all playing a part. To sum things up, here’s the Royal Week – in Numbers.   2 –...
  • ‘Royal baby’ might bring to mind a certain bump at the moment but there is another way to look at that phrase. For every home has a baby of the family and palaces are no different....
  • Anyone else get a feeling of déjà vu all over again?  When I saw the Duchess of Cambridge walking into Westminster Abbey on March 9th 2015 for a service marking Commonwealth Day I couldn’t help recall a...
  • It’s been a busy week for the Royal Family who welcomed the President of Mexico and his wife on a State Visit – just part of a busy diary of engagements. To help sum things up, here’s...
  • I couldn’t quite believe it when I first read that the Queen may miss the events marking the 70th anniversary of VE Day this May. A Whitehall source told the Guardian newspaper that the Queen may not attend...
  • It’s kind of appropriate that on the anniversary of the start of the House of York its most famous member is dominating news. Have a quick Google of Richard III and you won’t just get a...
  • The March King

    3 Mar 2015
    The bare, cold months at the start of the year are also barren ground when it comes to finding birthday monarchs in British history. So far, no man who has ruled England has been born in February...
  • It’s been a busy week for the Royal Family with high profile tours, plenty of announcements of future events and a packed agenda of engagements. To help sum it all up, here’s the Royal Week – in...
  • They might have died decades before TV was even invented but Queen Victoria and Prince Albert are dominating British television screens this week. As BBC One’s EastEnders celebrates its thirtieth anniversary with the conclusion of the...
  • February 6th is the day we remember the death of a king and the accession of a queen. Every year we recall the deep sorrow felt by the subjects of George VI on the news of...
  • National Voter Registration Day tried to focus our minds on the General Election that will take place in May 2015 and to encourage everyone to make sure they can put their X on the ballot paper...