Palaces & BuildingsSweden

Taking a look at Drottningholm Palace

The private residence of the Swedish Royal Family, Drottningholm Palace, was built in the 1600s and is listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. The Swedish Monarchy says that it is the “most well-preserved royal castle built in the 1600s in Sweden and at the same time is representative of all European architecture for the period.” It has been the family’s private home since 1981 and is…
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History

Princess Charlotte: a historic royal wedding dress

In the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection at Kensington Palace is preserved one of the most important wedding dresses in British history. Worn by Princess Charlotte (1796-1817) for her wedding on 2 May 1816 in the magnificent Crimson Drawing Room at Carlton House to Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. It was a wedding dress to celebrate not only the personal happiness of the popular Princess…
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State & Ceremonial

Crisis talks take place between Buckingham Palace & Downing Street over The Queen's independence

Extensive talks have been taking place between Buckingham Palace and Downing Street over the importance of The Queen’s independence after aides fear the monarch will be dragged into the Brexit crisis. According to the Sunday Times, talks have been taking place between The Queen’s Private Secretary, Edward Young, the Cabinet Secretary, Sir Mark Sedwill and Peter Hill, the Prime…
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Augusta, Princess of Wales and Kew Gardens

Ahead of Princess Alexandra’s upcoming visit to Kew Gardens, we’re taking a look back at its history and the story of Princess Augusta’s involvement in the 18th century. Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg married George II’s son, Frederick, Prince of Wales, in 1736. She was just 17-years-old and spoke almost no English, but this Princess of Wales was to make a…
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