Laura Sharman 27 January 2015

Broxbourne to seek Royal Borough status

Broxbourne Council is to petition for ‘Royal Borough’ status, in a bid to become the fifth borough to be awarded the title.

The council will be asking the local community to support the petition as part of its Year of Heritage celebrations.

Leader of the council, Cllr 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.

‘The intention is to galvanise the community to get behind the project and help establish the area’s royal connections.’

The council will be highlighting its royal connections as part of its petition including the fact Queen Elizabeth I had an apartment within Theobalds Palace during her reign. In 1607 King James I exchanged Hatfield House for the palace, and his son was proclaimed King Charles at the palace gates in 1625.

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