Kensington Palace Home for Royal Baby

If the walls at Kensington Palace could talk, they would have plenty to say. Home to the Royal family for well over 400 years, Kensington Palace is where 18 year old Princess Victoria became Queen and Princess Diana brought up her children. Now the London base of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George, Read More…

500 Years of Hampton Court Palace

It’s the 500th Anniversary of Hampton Court Palace and the celebrations are just beginning! Five hundred years ago, Cardinal Wolsey, trusted advisor to King Henry VIII, commissioned builders to lay the foundations of Hampton Court Palace, planning to build a palace to rival those in Europe. Sadly, by 1529, Wolsey had fallen from favour and was forced Read More…

A Birds Eye View of London – The London Eye

It took the promise of not just one but two glasses of champagne to get me to ride the London Eye for the first time. Convinced that it was nothing more than an overgrown Ferris wheel, I was seriously nervous –  despite the reassuring reports I heard from family and friends. If I was going Read More…

Visiting Hampton Court Palace

There’s been something exciting happening at Hampton Court Palace nearly every day for over 500 years now. Built by Cardinal Wolsey when he was in King Henry VIII’s favour it became the home of the King when the Cardinal fell from grace. Now lovingly looked after by Historic Royal Palaces, Hampton Court is a treasure-trove Read More…

Fashion Rules at Kensington Palace

There’s a glamorous new exhibition at Kensington Palace featuring three royal women whose style inspired a generation. Five rooms of elegant displays explore how the wardrobes of The Queen, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales reflected the fashion rules of 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Chosen from clothes worn in the decades when each Read More…