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Jane Austen's royal fans through the ages

Today the Duchess of Cornwall will be visiting Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton. The beloved English author spent the last eight years of her life in the cottage before her death in Winchester 1817. Austen is a rare author who still remains a favourite choice amongst royal readers over two centuries later. King George IV While George was the Prince Regent, he immediately…
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A quick guide to Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle was founded almost 1,000 years ago by William the Conquerer and has since been occupied by a staggering 39 monarchs. Her Majesty The Queen has chosen to make this her permanent residence in recent years. This beautiful castle is the oldest and largest…
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The Tower of London's Platinum Jubilee preparations take root as the big day approaches

The Tower of London is undergoing some serious changes ahead of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June, with landscaping work underway. Historic Royal Palaces will be making permanent changes to the moat at the Tower of London. “Superbloom” will see over 20 million wildflower seeds sown in the moat to create a spectacular display of flowers in the heart of…
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New biography about Queen Alexandra to hit the bookshelves in February

In February of 2022, a new biography of Queen Alexandra will be hitting bookshelves.  On 28 February, Frances Dimond’s Queen Alexandra: Loyalty and Love will be available. This is the first major Queen Alexandra biography that covers both her public and private lives. Although Alexandra was a popular Princess of Wales, Queen, and Dowager Queen, there have been few biographies written about…
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What happened to Bavaria's monarchy?

The Bavarian Royal Family had several notable members, including King Ludwig II (The Swan King) and Empress Elisabeth of Austria, known as Sisi. However, the Kingdom of Bavaria had a relatively short lifespan.  In 1805, Elector Maximilian IV Joseph elevated Bavaria from an electorate to a kingdom; he served as King of Bavaria from 1 January to 1 August 1806 when Bavaria seceded from the Holy…
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