Borough's royal ambitions revealed
PUBLISHED: 17:19 26 January 2015 | UPDATED: 17:25 26 January 2015
Residents in Goffs Oak and the rest of the Borough of Broxbourne could be in line for a regal future.
The council has applied for Broxbourne to be granted ‘Royal Borough’ status, like Greenwich or Kensington and Chelsea.
The application is part of two years’ of celebration, in which the borough will mark the ‘Year of Heritage’ this year and next year, the ‘Year of Culture’.
Broxbourne has many royal connections; Queen Elizabeth I had an apartment within Theobalds Palace during her reign and in 1607 King James I exchanged Hatfield House for that very palace.
It became his favourite residence outside London and in 1625, when he died, his son was proclaimed King Charles at the Palace gates.
Leader of the council, Councillor Mark Mills-Bishop said: “Not only does ‘The Royal Borough of Broxbourne’ have a fantastic ring to it; it’s a title that Broxbourne deserves.”