WIN A STUNNING ROYAL SOUVENIR GUIDE!
We’re celebrating Britain’s rich historical heritage by giving lucky Royal Life readers the chance to win one of four beautifully illustrated souvenir guides to some of the country’s most fabulous Royal residences.
First of all comes Buckingham Palace, instantly recognisable as a symbol of the monarchy, of London and of Britain itself. But what goes on behind the famous faНade? Buckingham Palace is much more than a backdrop to pomp and pageantry. The official London residence for the ruling monarch since Queen Victoria’s time, it houses a superb collection of artworks, but this is no rarefied museum – it is a working palace. Its state rooms form a magnificent setting for the official and ceremonial duties carried out by Her Majesty The Queen as Head of State of the United Kingdom and Head of the Commonwealth. This souvenir guide takes the reader inside Buckingham Palace and highlights the multiple roles it plays – as a symbol, a royal residence, a working palace and an exceptional art collection – while offering a glimpse into one of the most famous buildings in the world.
Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world, having been home to the kings and queens of England for nearly a thousand years. Today it remains an official residence of Her Majesty The Queen, with some of the finest works of art in the Royal Collection on display in the State Apartments. A spectacular backdrop to ceremonial and state occasions throughout the year, Windsor Castle is also where The Queen spends her private weekends.
Clarence House has served as the private London residence for members of the Royal Family since it was built in 1827, and it retains the welcoming feel of a much-loved family home. Its distinctive atmosphere owes much to the late Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, who lived at Clarence House for 50 years. The works of art she collected throughout her life remain on display in the ground-floor rooms that are open to the public. Now the official London residence of TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, Clarence House continues to provide an intimate setting for family occasions. But this is also very much a working house. Each year TRH welcome guests from visiting Heads of State to school children and host a wide variety of receptions and meetings in support of charities and other organisations.
The Royal Mews is a unique part of Britain’s heritage. Built in the gardens of Buckingham Palace between 1822 and 1825, it remains home to many of the carriages and cars used to transport the Royal Family to this day. The Mews is also responsible for the training of the famous Windsor Greys and Bays, the horses that pull the royal carriages, and for the care and upkeep of historic harness and liveries. Visitors to the Mews can view carriages including the 1902 State Landau, most recently seen during the wedding of HRH Prince William and Catherine Middleton; the magnificent Gold State Coach, recognised worldwide for its role in The Queen’s Coronation and Jubilee celebrations; and the royal fleet of specially adapted limousines, cared for as carefully as the horses.
We have FIVE of these magnificent guides to give away, and to be in with a chance of winning one just answer the following question:
Which Monarch purchased Buckingham House, which stood where Buckingham Palace is today, as a private family residence?
A: King George III
B: King George IV
C: King William IV
D: Queen Victoria
Please fill out the form below to enter the competition:
Alternatively please send your answer to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to the editorial address:
Legacy Magazines Ltd
Unit 4, Faraday Close
Oakwood Industrial Estate
Clacton on Sea, Essex
CO15 4TR, UK
Remember to include your name, address, email and contact number. The competition deadline is 31st August 2019. The winner will be selected at random and revealed in issue 45, and on the Royal Life Facebook page.