Palaces & Buildings

The history-making Kensington Palace and the admired attraction it is today

It is one of London’s most popular tourist attractions and a symbol of modern members of the Royal Family, Kensington Palace. It is a royal residence with a history dating back to the 17th century; it is what it is today after King William III and Queen Mary II bought the property, then known as Nottingham House, in the summer of 1689. For £20,000, William and Mary bought the…
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Balmoral: The castle with Queen Elizabeth II until the very end

Tucked in the Scottish countryside of Aberdeenshire is Balmoral Castle – a 500,000-acre country estate beloved by the Royal Family for nearly two centuries, particularly Queen Elizabeth II. Embed from Getty Images Throughout her 96 years, she spent many summers at the castle, from visiting her grandparents, King George V and Queen Mary, to the final months of her life. Amid private…
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Why St James's Palace is no longer London's primary royal residence

For more than 300 years, St James’s Palace has been the setting for some of the most important moments in royal history. Serving as the residence for monarchs of England until the reign of Queen Victoria, today it is still the home of several members of the Royal Family but primarily a working palace. Located in Westminster, the palace was built by Henry VIII in 1531. This makes it even…
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Taking a look at Haga Palace

Haga Palace, the current home of the Crown Princess Family of Sweden, is located in Haga Park in Solna, Sweden. It was built in 1802 and designed by King Gustav IV Adolf’s commissioned architect, Carl Christoffer Gjörwell. Haga Palace (or Haga Slott), located just…
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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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