Quick trivia: what famous London concert hall has its birthday today? Answer: the Royal Albert Hall, which was opened by Queen Victoria on 29 March 1871. The site of Albert Hall was originally meant to be part of Albertopolis (yes, that’s seriously the name he came up with for it), a series of facilities Prince Albert planned to build, dedicated to the enlightenment of the … Continue reading Royal Albert Hall
Previously on Monarchy: The Queen and Prince Philip visited America, with minimal embarrassment.
It’s time for one of the Queen’s annual garden parties, so we catch up with one of the guests: Pearl, an Irishwoman who’s been invited for her contributions to charity. She talks at length about how hard it was to find a hat to go with her dress. Another guest, Anne, talks about her hat as well. It’s all about hats right now. Anne’s going to the party with her colleague, Margaret, who’s treating herself to a spa day in advance of the party.