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Where the Wildflowers Grow: Kensington Palace goes back to nature

It’s the hashtag to have this summer and now the royals are part of the craze, too. England is awash with wildflowers as the sun reaches its height with everywhere from motorway verges to public parks going for the natural look. And now Kensington Palace has shared its own take with a celebration of its wildflower meadow for 2019. A team from Historic Royal Palaces has been working through…
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Europe's most popular royal palaces

They have been home to generations of royals who have carved their names in the history books and in 2019, their power to fascinate continues. A new survey has taken a look at the most popular regal residences in Europe and those belonging to the British royals take four of the top five spots. Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace dominate the head of the…
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Royal Christening Traditions

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor will be christened today and while there’s been plenty of chat about the decision not to release the names of his godparents, there are some rather more interesting aspects of royal baptisms to enjoy. From gowns that helped industry to the water that the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will use to welcome him formally to the Church of England, this…
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Royal Brides: Princess Mary of Teck

Picked as a royal bride by Queen Victoria herself, Princess Mary of Teck would find her way to the altar in the most unusual circumstances. For Mary ended up saying ‘I do’ to the second king in waiting selected as a husband for her. But her marriage proved to be…
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The Queen is joined by three of her children for Holyrood Garden Party

The Duke of York, the Earl of Forfar and the Princess Royal joined their mother, the Queen, at the Royal Garden Party held at Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh this afternoon. The event saw thousands of people from across Scotland invited into the ancient royal residence to celebrate their achievements. The Queen was guarded by the Royal Archers at this, the last of her garden parties for 2019. They…
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