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Jeffrey Hyland is an occasional freelance writer specialising in various subjects including British royalty, history, travel and London. His work has been published a number of times.

NEWS: New book brings together a unique group of official residences in the Commonwealth for the first time

Government Houses: Vice-Regal Residences of the Crown A new book launched today looks at the unique histories of over fifty Vice-Regal Residences of the Crown in Commonwealth Realms, Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories across the Commonwealth. Illustrated with over 250 photographs of the exteriors and interiors of these unique official residences, this 175-page book …

BLOG: The ‘Royal’ Mail: The Royal Family and the Post Office

The Royal Family have always been assiduous letter writers and the contents of their letters have been examined by historians and researchers for many years. From Queen Victoria’s descriptive letters of life at court to her daughter Vicky in Germany to Prince Charles’s ‘black spider’ memos and letters to government ministers and politicians over the …

BLOG: The Queen’s favourite chocolate … and other royal chocolate treats

Located appropriately on the Royal Arcade just off Old Bond Street in London’s Mayfair is an exclusive chocolatier who has been serving successive generations of the Royal Family with their chocolate treats. The fragrant English Rose and Violet Creams with their dark chocolate coating and smooth centre that are made exclusively at Charbonnel et Walker …

BLOG: ‘The Friendly Games’ – the Royal Family’s favourite sporting games

Jeffrey Hyland examines the Royal Family’s enduring relationship with the Commonwealth Games. Known as the ‘Friendly Games’, for its atmosphere of good sportsmanship, fair competition and encouragement for all participants, the Commonwealth Games have enjoyed the support of the royal family for many years. The forerunner of what is today known as the Commonwealth Games …

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