Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Hillsborough Castle Lecture

I have attended a lecture by two members of Hillsborough Castle staff about the Castle and its role, both royal and ceremonial.

It took place in the Lecture Room at the Ulster Museum.

We were treated to a slide show and various procedures, including protocol and preparations, were explained.

I learned that the Castle has about a dozen main bedrooms.

The Household during any royal visit might include: the Private Secretary; equerries; valet; dresser; lady-in-waiting; footmen and other minions.

A number of items were on display. including the ceremonial spade, photographs and albums.

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