Meet Buckingham Palace’s body double in ‘King Charles III’

As King Charles III premiered last night on BBC2 and when it transmits on PBS this coming Sunday evening on Masterpiece, one might immediately question how and/or why a program that imagines a future in which Prince Charles becomes King, causes havoc and won’t sign a crucial bill could actually be filmed in Buckingham Palace. Would the official London residence […]

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Dame Hyacinth honored at Buckingham Palace

Patricia Routledge experienced a day Hyacinth Bucket could only dream about this past week at Buckingham Palace where she received her award recognizing her life-long service to the theater and charity. One can only imagine a 21st century Hyacinth answering the slimline telephone with automatic redial…”The Bucket residence, the Dame of the house speaking!” hoping upon […]

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Mr. Bean celebrates 25th birthday with a ‘mini’ tour of London

Mr. Bean turns 25! Yesterday’s impromptu London adventure marked 25 years since the Mr. Bean pilot was shown on British television back in 1990. Mr Bean’s day out began in St James’ Park where Mr. Bean, a.k.a. Rowan Atkinson, stopped for a selfie with the Millennium Eye and bought an ice cream. After a brief […]

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Matt Smith goes from Doctor to Prince in ‘The Crown’

Moving out of the TARDIS and into Buckingham Palace, Matt Smith, more widely known as The Eleventh Doctor in Doctor Who, will also be exchanging his signature bow tie, elbow-patched tweed coat and ankle-high boots for a role with a little bit more of a royal fashion look when he plays the Duke of Edinburgh, […]

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Duchess of Cambridge to check out downstairs at ‘Downton Abbey’

As hard as it is, post-Downton Abbey, life can be good as long as there is a steady stream of news from the production set where cast and crew are currently filming series 6. Especially, if the first bit of news arrives only one week removed from the finale of series 5 was broadcast on PBS’ Masterpiece series. […]

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Trooping the Colour for The Queen's Birthday – 14 June

As everyone east of the Atlantic is acutely aware, London celebrates The Queen’s official birthday in June each year with Trooping the Colour, a brilliant military parade that has taken place in London since 1820 when the Colours of a regiment where used as a rallying point in battle. The annual event takes place on Horse […]

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Queen's cousin joins cast of 'Downton Abbey 4'

As production continues on Downton Abbey 4, given recent cast additions, there will probably be a telly or two in Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Kensington Palace, Clarence House and Balmoral Castle tuned in when the series returns in September on ITV1 in the UK (January 5, 2014 in the States). According to Royal Central, the […]

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The Queen's Christmas Day message 1957-2012

The Queen’s Christmas Day message 2012 If you happen to be one of the few that missed the Queen’s annual Christmas Day message, eagerly awaiting the broadcast of Doctor Who “The Snowman”, Downton Abbey Christmas Special, Call the Midwife Christmas Special and/or The Royle Family Christmas Special, to name a few, you missed Her Majesty […]

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