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By Royal Appointment: Twinings & Co.

Today in our series on Royal Warrant holders, we’re going to take a look at Twinings & Co., which has held a Royal Warrant since the reign of Queen Victoria. Although tea is as quintessentially British as one can imagine, it wasn’t always a staple drink in the country. Tea was only introduced in England, says Twinings’ official website, in 1662 by Catherine of Braganza, the wife of…
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British RoyalsFeatures

A Very British Christmas

Are you eager to spend your Christmas as if you were a member of the British Royal Family? Clear your calendars, because you’re in for a busy week. Christmas with the Queen begins the week before, with a pre-Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace for all members of the Royal…
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The Queen Acknowledges Christmas Tradition

It was revealed last week that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, had responded to the grandson of a man who had sent her a Christmas card every year for sixty years. In a public Facebook post, Simes told the unlikely yet heartwarming story. His grandfather had always sent Christmas cards to the monarch, ever since he could remember. He first sent a Christmas card to Her Majesty in 1952, and it…
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Palaces & Buildings

A Royal Regency Christmas at Windsor Castle

Are you curious to see how the Royal Family would have celebrated Christmas centuries ago? Windsor Castle has created a beautiful display to show just that in the opulent State Apartments. The Christmas Display is set up to mimic a Regency era Christmas, between 1811 and…
The Sussexes

Prince Harry Opens Up About the Loss of His Mother, Diana

Prince Harry took a rare opportunity to speak about the death of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, while opening a children’s centre in Lesotho on Thursday. The Prince, who is currently undertaking a seven-day tour of South Africa, said his mother’s passing had left “a gaping hole that could never be filled.” In an emotional and touching speech, Harry voiced…
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The Cambridges

Prince William Shows Solidarity with France at Football Match

Prince William attended the England vs France football match yesterday evening at Wembley Stadium to show solidarity with the French population in the wake of the devastating Paris attacks of last week. On 13 November, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks took place in Paris outside the Stade de France, at the Bataclan Theatre, and on various streets in the 10th and 11th arrondissements. The…
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