Hugh Grosvenor, the seventh Duke of Westminster, normally shuns the spotlight. However, the 29-year-old aristocrat has recently made headlines by donating a staggering £12.5 million to Britain’s COVID-19 relief efforts.Continue reading “The Duke of Westminster and His Extraordinary Gift to the Nation”
Elegant, affluent and quintessentially British, the St James’s district in London’s City of Westminster has long been known as Clubland. The area was the focal point for the development of traditional gentlemen’s clubs during the 18th and 19th centuries.Continue reading “The Privileged World of London’s Most Exclusive Clubs”
The Easter period marks a change of pace for the famously hard-working British monarch. Shortly before the Bank Holiday weekend, the Queen embarks on a month-long stay at Windsor Castle in leafy Berkshire, the royal residence where she normally only spends weekends. The Royal Standard flag is flown from the Round Tower when she’s present.Continue reading “Royal Easter Traditions – How the Queen Celebrates with Her Family”
What a great weather forecast for this weekend! It is Bank Holiday Monday too, so a very nice 3 day break for many of us here in England.
Running thoughout the week is the Regatta at Dartmouth, home to our Seated Titles. This is a great week to visit the town and watch a lot of folk messing about in boats on the river and much more besides… Full details on the Regatta website here.Continue reading “The 175th Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta”
It’s been a busy week for the Royal family on the birthday front. Last Saturday saw Her Majesty The Queen celebrate her “official” birthday with the Trooping of the Colour – the images on TV were fantastic. If you missed it you can catch up at the BBC iPlayer.Continue reading “Happy birthday all around!”