Whether it be the Town of Royal Tunbridge Wells or Royal visits across the borough, Tunbridge Wells has a long history of Royal connections.

‘Royal’ Tunbridge Wells, has been a favourite for a leisurely visit since 1629 and saw many members of the Royal family stay in the town and surrounding area. That is why we were later granted the ‘Royal’ prefix. Read more here about our Royal history in a blog written by Dr Ian Beavis, the curator at the Amelia Scott.

Did you know that Princess Anne attended Benenden School near Cranbrook while Sophie, the Duchess of Edinburgh was a pupil at Kent College in Pembury? And of course King Charles the Martyr Church in Royal Tunbridge Wells is dedicated to King Charles I.

The Coronation in Tunbridge Wells

As we prepare for the celebration of the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III we look back at how Tunbridge Wells Celebrated past Royal Occasions.

Celebrating our History through Video

As we look back at our history here are some videos to give you a taste of the times.

Don’t miss the Coronation weekend celebrations. Be sure to read our Right Royal Weekend article as well as browse our events calendar.