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A Royal Christmas Tour

The U.K.’s Royal family homes, palaces, and historical castles host elegant warm displays during the holiday season with big stately firs, decorated strands of garland, and shimmery metallic hues. The classic trim looks fit for a Queen which is not surprising since, according to Royal.uk, the Queen and her family are usually the ones to…

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Did you know…

One in six Brits celebrates Thanksgiving, according to a survey mentioned in the UK’s Telegraph in 2014. You may think that’s odd because the it’s an American holiday celebrating the Pilgrims’ first harvest in the New World, but, like the Pilgrims themselves, it was originally English. The Harvest Festival dates back to pre-Christian Anglo-Saxon times…

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Speaking of Gifts…

Have you been to the Houses of Windsor website lately? We launched our own tea-tastic gift shoppe! Support local business by shopping The Windsor Gift Shoppe. From tea cups and saucers to Amy’s favourite loose leaf blends, we have products available online. Head over to HousesofWindsor.com to check out our collection.        …

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The Tea Lover’s Gift Guide

We’ve been shopping and found the perfect holiday gifts for every person in your life. Tea party hostess, Amy Mitchell hand chose this entire collection. Sit back and enjoy Houses of Windsor’s first annual holiday gift guide.   For Mum: Choose something hobby related to show mum that you’re thinking of her. My mum would…

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Brits in Business

In true Houses of Windsor fashion we highlight the powerhouse British Business leaders flexing their muscle across the pond:   JK Rowling: We all recognize her as the mastermind behind the Harry Potter franchise. She is also the world’s highest paid author. Way to write your name to the top, JK! —— Collette Roche: She’s…

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Women Who Own It

From the Queen of England to the solopreneur working out of her home office, women are at the top of their game. October is National Women’s Small Business Month and Houses of Windsor is proud to be a woman-owned business! From The Tea Times: The Latest News from Houses of Windsor- October 2019

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Remembering Princess Diana

Photo from National Portrait Gallery

Remembering Princess Diana! In the dark hours of August 31, 1997 the world lost a genuine, compassionate soul. Princess Diana was known as “The People’s Princess” not because of her celebrity status, but because of her remarkable humanitarianism.  The Princess of Wales was reportedly involved with over 100 different charities. Some of her most memorable…

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Setting the Rumors Straight: The Queen Isn’t Going To Retire

There are a lot of rumors surrounding the Royal Family and whether Queen Elizabeth II should step down. At 93-years-old, she’s no spring chicken. She’s ruled longer than any other Monarch in British History, since 1952. Americans like to speculate what will happen when the Queen gets old and feeble. To put it simply, nothing.…

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“Steeped in Royal Tradition”

Wedding dresses aren’t the only long white gowns you see in church. Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex (aka: Meghan Markle) stirred up controversy this month by choosing a private Baptism for two-month-old baby Archie. The Christening ceremony took place July 6th in a private chapel at Windsor Castle. While the royals faced backlash…

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