Royal Oak is the English oak tree within which the future King Charles II of England hid to escape the Roundheads following the Battle of Worcester in 1651. The tree was in Boscobel Wood, which was part of the park of Boscobel House. Charles told Samuel Pepys in 1680 that while he was hiding in the tree, a Parliamentarian soldier passed directly below it. The story was popular after the Restoration, and is remembered every year in the English traditions of Royal Oak Day.
Numerous large slipware dishes (known as ‘chargers’) depicting the Boscobel Oak were made by the Staffordshire potter Thomas Toft. The oak tree is shown being supported by the Lion and Unicorn, with the king’s face peeping from the branches.
The suburban city of Royal Oak has long been friendly to the LGBTQ community. It has a youthful, exciting vibe with more than 85 boutiques, salons and retail shops; 750 outdoor seats at more than 70 restaurants; several live and movie theaters, a comedy club and more.
We will proudly Officiate your wedding or elopement in Lansing, Michigan.
Royal Oak offers a variety of options to have a wedding or elopement from
Barns & Farms to Hotel Rooftops.
Whether you want a 3 course dinner with canapés & cocktails or a dance party with a few drinks there is something for you in Royal Oak.
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