The Royal Residences: Buckingham Palace

The Royal Residences:  Buckingham Palace
London has no shortage of Royal venues, but out of all of the, perhaps Buckingham Palace (map) is the most prestigious. And if the long queues in summer are any judge, it is also one of the most popular.  But for good reason; my visit to Buckingham was an almost overwhelming set of one amazing, priceless piece of furniture/art/cutlery set after another. The Palace is the official residence of the monarchy in London, and has been since Queen Victoria took up home in 1937, although this building was...
January 4th, 2011 | Andy Hayes | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: architecture, Attractions, Royal, top-feature

Manohara is back in the news, with different twists

... many different versions of the story from both sides, I am beginning to feel that everything just adds to more confusion and ambiguity to the whole Royal affair. While Manohara had claimed she was inhumanely treated by her husband, the Kelantan Royal family had also claimed that the whole allegations as slanderous, and asking the media to respect their privacy and not to play up on the scandal. The Malaysian Government, meanwhile, had issued a statement that the government will not investigate the...
June 3rd, 2009 | Che | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: indonesia, Kelantan, Manohara Odelia Pinot, Royal, Tengku Muhammad Fakhry

Manohara Odelia Pinot at Bukit Jalil Stadium?

Maybe not many people spotted the presence of Manohara Odelia Pinot, the Indonesian model who had been allegedly kidnapped by her Kelantanese Royal husband Tengku Muhammad Fakhry. This picture of Manohara next to her husband had been published at Anwar Ibrahim’s blog and I was only aware about it after a fellow SOPO blogger Pak Bakaq blogged about his support to Manohara’s team. He was of course referring to Kelantan vs Selangor FA Cup final match last night, where Kelantan lost 4:1...
April 26th, 2009 | Che | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Manohara Odelia Pinot, Royal

Royal Mews Shop

... was near Victoria the other day and had a spare few minutes – so I went into a shop that wild horses usually couldn’t drag me into. The Royal Mews Shop, at the back of Buckingham Palace. Some of the merchandise confirmed my worst fears. Horrible Royal tat. There might not have been any corgi covers – but there were tapestry bell pulls (you need one, obviously, to summon your servants) and a book of Royal family photos from the 1920s I can’t imagine anyone except my flag-waving...
November 25th, 2008 | Andrea Kirkby | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, buckingham palace, Royal, Shopping

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