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Carriages and Kings in the Royal Collection Trust's new exhibitions

In addition to hosting a series of special exhibitions in celebration of The Queen’s historic Platinum Jubilee, the Royal Collection Trust has released its upcoming shows that visitors can look forward to in 2022. The two new exhibitions – Japan: Courts and Cultures at The Queen’s Gallery, and Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace at The Palace of Holyroodhouse, will showcase…
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Royal Ghost Stories: The Tower of London

Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of The Tower of London is steeped in history and has occupied a major part in royal life since it was constructed by William the Conqueror almost 1,000 years ago. The Tower has been the backdrop to royal life, beheadings, scandals and political turmoil for centuries, but did you know about the ghosts? Read on to learn about the haunting experiences…
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Sapphires for September: Queen Silvia’s Leuchtenberg Sapphires

Among Europe’s royal families, the Swedish Royal Family owns one of the the most impressive jewelry collections. The Leuchtenberg sapphire and diamond parure in particular goes back to early 19th century and is said to have been a wedding gift from Napoleon Bonaparte to Princess Augusta of Bavaria, his stepson’s bride. Josephine of Leuchtenberg—Augusta’s daughter—brought it with her…
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Taking a look at the christenings of Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeleine

With the christening of Prince Julian of Sweden, on 14 August, we are taking a look back at the christenings of his father and his aunts. Crown Princess Victoria Ingrid Alice Désirée, Duchess of Västergötland, was born on 14 July 1977 to King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. She was christened on 23 September 1977 in the Royal Chapel of the Royal Palace in Stockholm. Back in…
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