The Cambridges

#RoyalVisitChina: Football, a festival and Paddington Bear for Prince William

Prince William had a chance to take a break from his diplomatic role and have some fun on Tuesday, as he played a game of football at a Shanghai school as part of his ongoing tour of China. However, immaculately dressed in a blue suit, the Prince only managed to kick the ball once as he took part in the five-a-side game at the Nanyang High School. After the match, he retired to the sidelines to…
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Palaces & Buildings

Unique mode of royal transport saved from scrap yard and returned to Balmoral

A horse-drawn Hungarian Hunting Phaeton dating back to 1850 is saved from a scrapyard and returned to its former home, Balmoral Castle. The Phaeton is on loan to the castle by the Grampian Transport Museum in Aberdeenshire. The Phaeton was purchased by Queen’s Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, to be used by the Royal couple when they were at their Scottish home. Prince Albert had…
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Palaces & Buildings

Royal Chapel inside St Giles' Cathedral closed because of thieves

The Thistle Chapel inside St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh has been closed to the public for the first time since 1911, after a series of thefts. A notice at the entrance reads: “We regret that due to continuous theft we have to keep the Thistle Chapel locked.” This measure has come into effect following the discovery that a number of ceremonial items, including an ornamental…
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Palaces & Buildings

Hampton Court Palace seeking actors to celebrate its 500th anniversary

As Hampton Court Palace celebrates 500 years of history this year, the search has begun for young actors who can bring history to life during the year-long festivities. The Palace is looking for 70 actors between the ages of 16 and 20, to be a part of the TimeQuake event at the end of May and perform live in front of the thousands of visitors that the Palace will attract this year. Henry VIII…
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