State & Ceremonial

Succession To The Crown Bill To Continue Journey Through Parliament

This Tuesday [22nd], the much anticipated ‘Succession To The Crown Bill’ is to begin the next stage of its journey through the Houses Of Parliament beginning in the House Of Commons. The bill, which has already received criticism from the Prince Of Wales will receive its second reading on Tuesday followed by a committee stage then report before a third reading and progression to the…
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Palaces & Buildings

25 Facts About HM Tower of London

The history of the Tower of London stretches back almost 1,000 years – it is perhaps one of the most interesting of the Royal Residences. So, in honour of this fascinating Royal Residence, we have composed a fact file of 25 facts about the Tower of London. 1. The Tower of London is not the Tower’s official name. The full name of the Tower is actually: Her Majesty’s Royal Palace…
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Palaces & Buildings

The Royal Family's Official Residences

In light of the recent speculation (with evidence I might add) about Prince William and Catherine’s future country home on Her Majesty’s Sandringham Estate, we thought we’d compile a list of the Royal Family’s official residences so as to help people understand just how the Crown Estate homes and private homes work in conjunction. Firstly, the majority of the estates the…
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Palaces & Buildings

How Buckingham Palace Came To Be

Buckingham Palace is well known for being the home of the British Monarch and some of his/her immediate family. But few know the history of this grand and sumptuous building; here is our guide to Buckingham Palace and its history. Buckingham Palace began life not as a Palace…
History

Richard III's Corpse Found In Leicester Car Park After Months Of Excavation.

It has emerged today that the digging up of a Leicester car park has indeed been fruitful, a corpse (believed to be belonging to Richard III) has been found after extensive (and expensive) digging work begun a few months ago. Archaeologists believe that the bones belong to Richard III for two main reasons. Firstly, the corpse was found in the place where the last King to die in battle was said to…
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