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Diana and one of her favorite homes, Kensington Palace

She was known as “the people’s princess” and 26 years after her death, people still go to see where Princess Diana spent her final years, Kensington Palace. While apartments 8 and 9 are not open to the public, there is still plenty of detail as to what her life was like behind the private parts of the palace walls. Embed from Getty Images Kensington Palace was well loved by…
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Inside King Charles' home of Clarence House

When one thinks of the British monarch and their London residence, Buckingham Palace is likely what comes to mind. For King Charles III and Queen Camilla, they are often at Buckingham for work, but it is the 19th-century townhome, Clarence House, that Their Majesties call…
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The history of Clarence House, one of London's last remaining aristocratic townhouses

On The Mall, next to St James’s Palace, you’ll find an aristocratic townhome, Clarence House. It’s the current residence of King Charles III and Queen Camilla and a home that has housed many generations of the British royal family. Embed from Getty Images Built between 1825 and 1827 to a design by John Nash, Clarence House was commissioned by the Duke of Clarence who would…
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The final London home of The Queen Mother

When her daughter, Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne following the death of her father, King George VI, her mother, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother wasn’t far away to help guide her daughter in her new role as monarch. The Queen Mother moved into London’s Clarence House shortly before her daughter’s Coronation in 1953. Embed from Getty Images It was a quick swap for…
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Queen Victoria's Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is one of the most recognised buildings in the world and a symbol of the British Royal Family. If it wasn’t for Queen Victoria’s accession, the palace may have never become the principal royal residence as it did in 1837. Queen Victoria was…
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The first Coronation attended by Queen Elizabeth II

It’s 86 years since the one of the most important days of Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret’s life, the day their dad, King George VI was crowned. The ceremony would cement Elizabeth’s place as the future queen and she would go on to become the longest reigning Monarch in British history. But on that May day in 1937, she was an excited youngster with a big day ahead of…
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