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Royal home for sale: Fragment of Tudor palace available for £3.9m

You might never be royal, but you could snag part of a royal palace … if you’ve got a few million to spend. If you’re in the market for a new home with a historic past, an impressive property is up for sale in Richmond that makes up part of the remains of a Tudor palace. Priced at £3,900,000, the property, which is more than 400-years-old, is Grade I listed due to its…
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HistoryHistoryNorway

King Haakon's Christmas speeches to an occupied Norway

Christmas tends to be a pleasant time, especially for the royals. When it comes to the Norwegian Royal Family, they have many good Christmas traditions that make Christmas a pleasant time. There is, however, a period when Christmas for the Royal Family from Norway was not very pleasant, namely during World War II. Germany invaded Norway on 9 April 1940. This led to a five-year occupation. While…
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State & Ceremonial

What would happen to The Queen's hostage if Her Majesty wasn't safely returned to Buckingham Palace?

On Thursday, the State Opening of Parliament once again takes place in London with The Queen travelling to the Palace of Westminster to deliver a speech outlining her government’s agenda for the next parliamentary session. The day is full of historical traditions, from searching the cellars for gunpowder to Black Rod and her big baton. But the strangest tradition of all has to be the…
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HistoryHistoryNorway

Finding Queen Maud in Oslo

This year, it is 150 years since Norway’s Queen Maud was born. This is marked by Royal Central with several articles where we look at the life of the British princess who married a Danish prince and ended up as a Norwegian queen. In Oslo today, the city that Maud once called her home, we can find many traces of the queen. Take a look at some of them here, so if you visit Oslo sometime in the…
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