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How royal properties across UK will welcome visitors this summer holiday

School holidays are starting this week, and royal-related sites across the UK are preparing to welcome families with activities and features for all ages. There are many different programmes and events happening throughout the summer, with something for everyone. Blenheim Palace Although Blenheim Palace was never a royal residence, it has very close royal connections. Located in…
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Royal Wedding Flowers: Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

June is royal wedding month in Sweden and one particular date is filled with regal marriage memories. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia wed on June 19th 1976 and their eldest child and heir to the throne, Crown Princess Victoria, chose the same date for her marriage to Daniel Westling in 2010. Mother and daughter wore the same tiara for their marriages and selected cream and green blooms for…
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Cabinet Office Blocks Publication of Lord Mountbatten's Diaries

Lord Louis Mountbatten was closely tied to the British Royal Family for his entire life. Born Prince Louis of Battenberg at Frogmore House at Windsor, he was a great-grandchild of Queen Victoria. Lord Mountbatten was murdered in 1979 but has remained a major figure in the royal story and his role in the development of the modern House of Windsor has been brought to a new audience through his…
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Fashion Favourite: Empress Eugenie and Charles Frederick Worth

Royals and fashion have gone hand in hand for centuries. In 1574 under Queen Elizabeth I, Parliament passed an act dictating who could wear what colours and textiles based on their social status. The preferences of the king and queen have long dictated what is in fashion for society. This Fashion Favourites series will look at some of the most fashionable royals and their favourite designers…
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