Castle du Jour: Schloss Possenhofen

Today’s featured castle is one for the Sisi (Empress Elisabeth of Austria and Queen of Hungary) fans: Schloss (Castle) Possenhofen. The Castle’s story begins in 1536 when it was built by Chancellor Jakob Rosenbusch for Duke William IV as a...

Review: The Favourite (2018)

‘The Favourite‘ (2018) is an upcoming historical drama about Queen Anne of Great Britain (Olivia Coleman) and her two favourites, Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (Rachel Weisz), and Abigail Hill, Baroness Masham (Emma Stone). It was shown at the Vancouver...

Three Tiaras at Kensington Palace

Not to be missed at Kensington Palace this year are three tiaras which previously belonged to Queen Victoria and her granddaughter, Princess Louise. These tiaras are on display in the last room of the Victoria Revealed exhibition. Diamond and Emerald...

The Palace of Holyroodhouse

The Palace of Holyroodhouse (also known as Holyrood Palace) is The Queen’s official residence in Scotland. This is where she resides during Royal Week or Holyrood Week at the end of June or the first week of July. The palace is...

Garden Party at Holyrood Palace

One year ago today I attended the Garden Party at the Palace of Holyroodhouse (Holyrood Palace) in Edinburgh. It would be the last Garden Party that The Duke of Edinburgh would attend with The Queen, as he had announced his retirement...

Attending the Royal Ascot

One year ago today (24 June) I had the privilege of attending the last day of the Royal Ascot in the Royal Enclosure. This was made possible through the Canadian High Commission. The popular five-day event attended by Royals and people...

Trooping the Colour at Horse Guards Parade

Every June, The Queen’s official birthday is celebrated through Trooping the Colour (TTC). This year’s Trooping the Colour falls on Saturday, 9 June 2018 and will be trooped by the Colour of the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards. Founded in 1650, the...