'Victoria and Albert: Our Lives in Watercolour' exhibition opens

The Royal Collection Trust has opened a new exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. The exhibition, “Victoria and Albert: Our Lives in Watercolour”, opened on Monday, 26 April 2021, and features over 80 different watercolours.  ‘Victoria and Albert’ focuses mainly on watercolour pieces from Scottish artists. Both Queen Victoria and Prince…
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The Queen's London Birthplace: 17 Bruton Street

On 21 April 1926, Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born in London, at the Mayfair home of her maternal grandparents, the Earl and Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne. The former house in which she was born was at No. 17 Bruton Street and although the house no longer exists, the site is of great historical interest and a focus on this building is all the more timely, as we remember the birth…
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Remembering the Duke of Edinburgh: the royal wedding that set him on an historic path

On the morning of Thursday, 20 November 1947, thousands lined the streets of London along the processional route between Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey; crowds thronged down the Mall, pressing against the Palace gates. Millions listened to the radio broadcast that was made. Post-war Britain took an enormous interest in the royal wedding and many thousands watched the film of the event…
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Diana, Princess of Wales's famous 1995 interview coming to Netflix

Diana, Princess of Wales’s infamous 1995 interview with BBC’s Martin Bashir, is coming to Netflix in April. Diana, The Interview that Shook the World will premiere on the streaming platform on 11 April. The documentary focuses on the interview where she spoke about her marriage to Prince Charles and his affair with Camilla Parker Bowles. The late princess famously said about Prince…
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