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Queen Victoria and Windsor Castle

Queen Victoria is inextricably linked with Windsor Castle, but these associations, whilst deep-rooted, are in fact not always visible. A statue of her is within the first section of the State Apartments at Windsor Castle and her throne and footstool – presented to her in 1851 – upon which she chose to be photographed officially as Empress of India, is displayed in the Garter Throne Room. A…
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Princess Louise and the Fife Tiara

Amongst the splendid suite of jewels commissioned for Queen Victoria by Prince Albert, features in the permanent exhibition Victoria Revealed at Kensington Palace, when it re-opened in full on 30 March 2018, two magnificent tiaras which were formerly owned by Louise…
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Buckingham Palace's Summer Opening Exhibition to mark 70th Birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales

During the ten weeks of the Summer Opening of the State Rooms in 2018, visitors to Buckingham Palace will be able to enjoy a unique exhibition to mark the 70th Birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales, entitled Prince and Patron, the Royal Collection has announced today. His Royal Highness’s acknowledged love of art is reflected in work supported by three select charities under his patronage…
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1818-2018: The British double Royal Wedding at Kew

This year marks the two hundredth anniversary of British history’s double royal wedding at Kew Palace, between the Duke and Duchess of Kent and the Duke of Clarence with Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen. For the Duke and Duchess of Kent, this was their second English wedding ceremony, the first having been celebrated at Coburg, just less than two months earlier. Historic Royal Palaces, the…
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The first royal wedding at Windsor

Windsor’s first royal wedding took place in the twelfth century. What do we know about this wedding and why exactly did it take place at Windsor Castle? It was the second marriage of the third Norman King, Henry I (r. 1100-35). His thirty-five-year reign was one without revolt in English history, suggesting greatness in his understanding of how to govern a kingdom (Ed. Antonia Fraser, The Lives…
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