The deep cleaning of Hever Castle is well under way and for the last 3 days we've been in Henry's room. All was going well we'd cleaned all the furniture, brushed down the panelling, cleaned the pictures, given the Ivory room a hoover and decobwebbed it. Found the biggest spider, I told Jan (scared stiff of them) to leave but she wanted to know how big. When she saw it she released a scream that could've been heard in Edenbridge. I took some photos of the beautiful tapestries that line the walls of the Ivory Room but my phone is playing up and won't let me download them.
Anyway the reason why yesterday was different is because David Starkey was recording in the castle for his new tv series about his book Henry: Virtuous Prince. We watched some of the taping but we had to reassemble Henry's room as they usually use that room and the Queens chamber. I had to walk right past him so I could return a chair to it's rightful position, twice! He's put on a bit of weight and seemed a bit grumpy. Oh well.