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The christening of Queen Victoria

Unlike the christenings of Queen Victoria’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, the christening of the future Queen is an event about which far less is known. It was not the subject of a painting, nor was much written about it as the ceremony itself was a strictly private one, by order of the Prince Regent. Much later, the many baptismal services which were performed within The…
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Palaces & Buildings

Will The Queen ever take up residence at Buckingham Palace again?

The Queen is due to return to Buckingham Palace for a limited number of audiences in the near future according to the royal household. However, it remains to be seen whether one of London’s most famous buildings will ever become Her Majesty’s primary residence once again. In recent years, the monarch has been spending much less time at Buckingham Palace and instead prefers to stay…
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British RoyalsHistoryInsight

Why is Kenya so important to the royals?

There are hundreds of countries, states and territories which have been visited by members of the Royal Family, but there are few which hold a special and long-lasting place in their hearts. Kenya is one country which has acted as a polaroid for key royal events for several years and is, therefore, remembered fondly. The most memorable link between the royals and Kenya is that it is where…
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Palaces & Buildings

Shock after woman's body found in Kensington Palace pond

There was shock and sadness at Kensington Palace this week after news spread that a body was found in a pond just outside of Kensington Palace. The body of a woman was retrieved from the ornamental lake which can be seen from the home of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge and their children. According to the Daily Mail, the body was at first misidentified, with police notifying the family…
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