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Milestones of a Monarch: The visit of Pope John Paul II

In May 1982, Pope John Paul II visited the United Kingdom marking the first visit there by a reigning Pope. The visit was organised and largely funded by the Roman Catholic Church. It’s estimated it cost around £7 million at the time. This visit would be a pastoral visit rather than the state visit made by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010. During the visit, the Church offered the public free…
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Elizabeth II hosts her first State Visit as Queen

Throughout The Queen’s seventy year reign she has hosted dozens of world leaders on State Visits. And it all began with a meeting with friends in 1954. In June that year, Her Majesty welcomed King Gustaf VI Adolf and Queen Louise of Sweden as they made the first…
Palaces & Buildings

The petals of the Platinum Jubilee: what is Superbloom?

With warmer days ahead, people who visit the Tower of London will soon be able to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee with Superbloom at the Tower’s moat. But, what exactly is Superbloom? Superbloom will be a colourful and vibrant field of flowers throughout the Tower’s moat. This spring, more than 20 million seeds were planted in carefully designed seed mixes. From June through…
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The Yorks

Princess Eugenie announces new podcast focused on anti-slavery

Princess Eugenie has announced the launch of her anti-slavery charity’s new podcast, Floodlight alongside her friend, Julia de Boinville. The announcement was made on Instagram where Eugenie revealed there will be weekly conversations on how to combat modern slavery in a variety of ways. This includes speaking with lawmakers, company leaders, famous activists, survivors, and journalists.
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King Charles III

Fresh details of Charles and Camilla's Jubilee tour of Canada revealed

As members of the Royal Family continue to tour parts of the UK and the Commonwealth in honour of the Platinum Jubilee, more details about the upcoming tour to Canada from the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have been revealed. Their Royal Highnesses will visit the country from 17 to 19 May. On the tour, Charles and Camilla will travel more than 2000 miles from the easternmost province…
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