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Royal Residences: A brief history of Birkhall

Royal Central is continuing its series which takes a look at the history of several royal residences. Read on to learn more about the Scottish home where Prince Charles had to self-isolate during the coronavirus pandemic. Where is it located? Birkhall is one of the Scottish residences of the British Royal Family which is located on the Balmoral Estate in Royal Deeside…
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Royal Residences: A brief history of Nottingham Cottage

Nottingham Cottage is a small home next door to Kensington Palace, read on to learn more about its huge royal links. Where is it located? Nottingham Cottage, sometimes referred to as Nott Cott, is located within the grounds of Kensington Palace in London. It is owned by The Crown and has been frequently occupied by members of the British Royal Family, as well as royal staff and…
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January's calendar of historic royal moments

3 January 1981: On this day in 1981, Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone died at Kensington Palace at the age of 97. The Princess was the daughter of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany and the last surviving grandchild of Queen Victoria. She had three children with her…
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Royal Residences: A brief history of Kensington Palace

Where is it located? Kensington Palace is still the capital city residence of many British royals to this day. The site is located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London, England. When was it built and when was it used as a royal residence? Before it was transformed into a grand royal residence, Kensington Palace was originally a two storey Jacobean mansion which had…
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Royal Residences: A brief history of Clarence House

Clarence House has been an active royal residence since it was completed in 1827. Learn more about the Queen’s former home here. Where is it located? Clarence House is a British royal residence which is located on The Mall in the City of Westminster, London. The four-storey building is attached to St James’s Palace and is less than a five-minute walk from Buckingham Palace. When…
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