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Top Ten Upcoming Royal History Books

<![CDATA[Before we know it the days will be getting shorter, the dark nights will be setting in earlier and our British ‘summer’ will be over for another year. With this in mind, I have gathered together a list of my top ten royal-related books which will keep you going into the autumn and winter months. Keep that warm blanket, roaring fire and steaming mug of hot chocolate aside for the…
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Number 1... Fire! - A guide to royal gun salutes

<![CDATA[A Royal Gun Salute indicates a special royal occasion. Salutes are fired from specific locations in London and other official places in the United Kingdom. Military saluting stations are London, Edinburgh Castle in Scotland, Cardiff and Hillsborough Castle in County Down, Northern Ireland. In London, salutes are fired in Hyde Park by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery and at…
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How popular are Europe's Monarchies?

<![CDATA[The British Monarchy has enjoyed a very high percentage of support for many decades now almost without interruption, with the latest polls putting support for the Monarchy between 70% and 80% and republicanism never rising above 20%, the British Monarchy is one…
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Queen Victoria's Pious Granddaughter

<![CDATA[Of the thousands who pass by the West Door of Westminster Abbey each day, few raise their heads to notice the effigy of a middle-aged nun, and, of those who do, perhaps even fewer are aware that this remarkable woman was once renowned as ‘the most beautiful princess in Europe.’ A granddaughter of Queen Victoria, and great-aunt of the present Duke of Edinburgh, no one who saw…
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The Waterloo Ceremony: Duke of Wellington pays his rent

<![CDATA[The Waterloo Ceremony. An elaborate gesture performed annually by the Duke of Wellington, as he pays the rent on his grand stately home in Hampshire to the British Monarch. This symbolic ceremony is held every year on 18th June, the anniversary of the Battle of…
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Historic Royal Palaces: The Kitchen Garden at Hampton Court Palace

<![CDATA[Welcome to the first in the series covering the history, treasures and other bits and bobs of the Historic Royal Palaces. Join me on the journey as we visit more than just buildings, but the sights and sounds of what comprise England’s greatest treasures: Historic Royal Palaces. The gardeners at Historic Royal Palaces have “planted” the seeds of restoration at Hampton Court…
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