"Elizabeth planned another sojourn at St James's at Candlemas"
St James's Palace London 2005
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeSt James's Palace London 2005 - Credit: Steve Cadman

The Tudor gatehouse of Henry VIII's St James's Palace survives today.  The palace itself is one of the oldest royal palaces in London and although no reigning monarch has lived there for over two centuries, it remains the official royal residence.  Situated in Pall Mall, in the heart of the capital, it gives its name to the Royal Court, the Court of St James.

Candlemas is celebrated on 2 February in the Christian Church and relates to an event in the early life of Jesus, when he was presented at the Temple.