Prince William’s love of royal Norfolk estate

Prince William’s love of royal Norfolk estate

This evening I shall be glued to TV watching a tribute to Prince Philip called Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers. Prince Philip had a great fondness for Sandringham and spent his last few years in retirement on his royal Norfolk estate, where Prince William...
Christmas at Sandringham 1984

Christmas at Sandringham 1984

I stumbled across an old guide book of Sandringham House at an antiques store in Norfolk with this photo of the royal family at Sandringham at Christmas 1984. In the last 36 years, like any family, the royal family has suffered its share of deaths and divorce, as well...
Happy Birthday Prince Harry

Happy Birthday Prince Harry

As Prince Harry marks his 37th birthday today I wonder if he wishes he was back in England and could throw a big party with his family and old friends. With his little daughter Lilibet in his arms, and Archie and Meghan too. Could this ever happen?I hope so, one day,...
The ‘Firm’ and Other Royal Nicknames

The ‘Firm’ and Other Royal Nicknames

You may have heard the royal nickname, The Firm. But when was this phrase first used? Prince Philip often used the term, but its origins go back further. It is believed to have first been used by the Queen’s father, King George V1, alluding to the business-like...