Palaces & Buildings

Royal Central's guide to Halloween at Britain's most haunted castles

As we continue with our Halloween season, its time for Royal Central’s ghoulish guide to Halloween at some of this country’s most haunted castles. Muncaster Castle Muncaster Castle in Cumbria is supposedly haunted by the ghost of a mysterious White Lady and Tom Fool, a jester who worked at the castle over 400 years ago, who in the present day likes to play a few tricks on visitors to…
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State & CeremonialThe Queen

State Banquet for China State Visit held at Buckingham Palace

On Tuesday evening, The Queen gave a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace for The President of The People’s Republic of China, Mr Xi Jinping and his wife, Madame Peng Liyuan. Before the Banquet, Tuesday evening’s guests were traditionally received by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh shaking their hands and exchanging a quick greeting. Her Majesty looked stunning in a white tulle banquet…
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Spooktacular tales: Haunted Hampton Court Palace

Throughout the history of the English Monarchy, no royal residence has seen as much drama as Hampton Court Palace. From the bloody religious acts of Mary I to the failed marriages of Henry VIII. Many people died during these eventful reigns, but many of the spirits of Hampton Courts deceased still inhabit the sumptuous palace. During the reign of George III, Hampton Court no longer became useful…
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The 1940s: The Queen Mother's finest decade

Though the 1930s brought about tumultuous change for the country and for Queen Elizabeth, the 1940s would soon become a decade that nobody would ever forget. It would also be the decade that Elizabeth would be dubbed ‘the most dangerous woman in Europe’ and many argue it was her finest decade. The Second World War had broken out in September 1939 and it was this conflict that would…
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