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"All up' - Queen's swans checked in 800-year-old census

A royal tradition dating back to the 12th century is being carried out this week as the annual Swan Upping takes place on the River Thames. For the past 800 years, the swan population along the Thames has been checked and measured – first as a ceremony, but now as a matter of conservation. The Swan Upping started when the Royal Family claimed ownership of the mute swans along the river.
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Exploring Royal Scotland: Edinburgh Castle

Perched atop Castle Rock, the ancient volcanic plug that towers above the city of Edinburgh, sits the most besieged place in Britain. Edinburgh Castle has served as a military fortress, royal residence, and prison of war, but today it stakes its claim as the most-visited…
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Exploring Royal Scotland: The Royal Yacht Britannia

In honour of The Queen’s Holyrood Week, we’re taking a look at royal history in and around Edinburgh. Our senior reporter Kristin Contino headed to Scotland to find out more about some favourite royal spots. “Britannia is the one place where I can truly relax,” The Queen once said, and when you tour the ship for yourself, you can understand exactly why. The decommissioned yacht, now…
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A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex exhibit opens in Edinburgh

The Palace of Holyroodhouse is home to hundreds of years of royal history, and Friday it welcomed a more modern exhibit to its grounds. A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex debuted at the palace last week, and I stopped by on its opening weekend to see the iconic wedding outfits worn by the couple. The exhibit, which first came to Windsor Castle, features Meghan’s wedding gown…
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This Week in Royal Fashion: U.S. State Visit Edition

Monday kicked off the widely-publicised U.S. State visit to London, and whilst we won’t be getting into the politics here, we will be taking a look at the fashion. Let’s look at a few style highlights. The President and First Lady arrived Monday and were greeted by The Queen, who wore a Stewart Parvin coat in a gorgeous shade of pale jade green for the event. Embed from Getty…
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