This summer there is no doubt that Britain is focused on all things Royal. In keeping with this theme we take a look at a selection of addresses favoured by some of our most influential Royals in history.
In the 1540s, Henry VIII built a home on this stretch of the river. Since then it has become one, if not ‘the’ most desirable area to live in London. A long list of the great and good have owned houses here: Vaughan Williams, George Best, J M W Turner, Keith Richards, Hilaire Belloc and Henry James.
Regis, Latin for “of the king”, occurs in numerous place names. This usually recalls the historical ownership of lands or manors by the Crown. There is one modern example of the granting of the suffix “regis”. In 1929 George V, having spent several months recuperating from a serious illness in the seaside resort of Bognor, West Sussex, allowed it to be renamed as “Bognor Regis”.
In 1909 Edward VII gave Tunbridge Wells the prefix “Royal” in recognition of the town’s connections with the royal family since the Stuart dynasty.