Royalty and Aristocracy

Printed photographs from visiting the London floral tributes to Princes Diana at Kensington Palace 1997 September

London Remembers Princess Diana’s, original 1997 photographs

Taken from a film Camera in 1997, In memory to Princess Diana. The hazy muted postcard type pictures are because they are prints. Taken at the time of September 1997, with a camera of that time. This was before the smartphone camera technology. Floral tributes that were peaceful, steadily, silently laid in London by the …

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St James's Palace the most senior palace in Britain

St James’s Palace – The Guardian of Tradition

St James’s Palace at Work We say the British Monarchy is the guardian of tradition. When Prince Charles succeeds to become King and Sovereign, tradition dictates that when the new monarch takes to the throne, the news will be announced from the balcony of St James’s Palace. St James Palace is the most senior of …

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King Henry VIII Supremacy Act

Englands independence and The Act of Supremacy

On the 3rd November 1534 Parliament passed ‘The Act of Supremacy’ in so doing making King Henry VIII Supreme Head of the Church of England. What was the motivation for the Supremacy Act? Disputes about wives was not the only reason for wanting to become head of the church. There had been long dissatisfaction with having …

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Last Anglo-Saxon Royalty

15th October 1066 last Anglo Saxon royal that never was crowned

  The last living member of the Anglo-Saxon Royalty In 1066, after the death of Edward the Confessor, Edgar Ætheling on the 15th of October of that year was elected King of England but was actually never crowned, the Normans took control of England before that event could take place. William met the English leaders at …

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Queen Victorias Crown on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Queen Victoria’s Crown Sapphire Coronet Tiara – Alberts gift

A piece of history is on show at a new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) Queen Victoria’s Crown, a Sapphire Coronet, Tiara. Albert designed the Crown and gifted it to Victoria during their Wedding year of 1840. The William And Judith Bollinger Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) The William and Judith Bollinger …

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Russian Royalty and the Romanovs at the Queens Gallery

Russian Royalty and the Romanovs, Photographs of The Crimea at the Queens Gallery

Russian Royalty and the Romanov’s collection at the Queen’s Gallery traces the story of the British and Russian Royal connections from the 17th century right up to Nikolai II Alexandrovich. Paintings, Sculptures, photographs, and official documents. Romanovs and Crimea Exhibitions opened at the Queen’s Gallery in November 2018 to April 2019 Wintery Imperial Soviet union with …

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