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Picnic at Buckingham Palace for the first time ever this summer

With lockdown lifted, Brits are looking forward to meeting their friends and family in parks and gardens again, and this year a rather unique picnicking venue has presented itself for your socially distant gatherings. The Royal Collection Trust announced Wednesday that in addition to offering a select number of palace tours this year, they’ll be welcoming guests to Buckingham…
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Diana to be commemorated with a blue plaque outside her former London home

A blue plaque is to be put up outside the London residence that Diana, Princess of Wales called home in the months leading up to her engagement. English Heritage is to put up one of the prestigious markers at Coleherne Court in London at the site of the flat where Diana lived between 1979 and 1981. The princess was famously photographed outside the building many times as rumours of her romance…
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Royal Wedding Dresses: Alexandra of Denmark

It was one of the most talked about weddings of the 19th century. All eyes were on a young, Danish princess called Alexandra as she walked into St. George’s Chapel, Windsor on March 10th 1863 to marry Albert Edward, Prince of Wales. Her groom was heir to Queen Victoria, her father first in line to the throne of Denmark. And so the gown chosen by the teenage bride had to fit the bill. And it…
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Former Brazilian Imperial Palace destroyed by fire is to be completely restored by 2024

The former Brazilian Imperial Palace, Paço de São Cristóvão, is set to be restored after being destroyed by a large fire.. Located in Rio de Janeiro, the historic palace was largely destroyed by the blaze on 2 September 2018. At the time, the former royal residence was being used as a museum and housed the major part of the collections of the National Museum of Brazil. The building served…
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