Palaces & Buildings

Bomb disposal team called to The Queen's official residence in Scotland

A man has been arrested after a bomb disposal team attended to reports of a suspicious item at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. The Palace is the Queen’s official residence in Scotland. She is not currently at the property and has been living at Windsor Castle for the best part of the year. The suspicious item has now been dealt with. A spokesperson for Police Scotland…
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Royal Wedding Rewind: Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands

It was a wedding fit for a queen in waiting but the bride and groom only made it to the altar after a wave of protest, some of it angry, that threatened to stop their romance in its tracks. When Beatrix of the Netherlands, then heir to her country’s throne, wed Claus van Amsberg in 1966, the recent past proved more than problematic. The couple overcame those troubles and enjoyed a successful…
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Royal Wedding Settings: the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Luxembourg

Forty years ago, on a day for lovers, a future sovereign married his consort in a cathedral filled with royal resonance. As Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa celebrate their ruby wedding anniversary, Royal Central takes a look at the famous setting for their historic marriage. Henri, then Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and Maria Teresa Mestre y Batista had told the press at…
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Princess Margaret's poignant nod to her father on her wedding day

The gowns worn by royal bridesmaids can often be overlooked but the creations made for the attendants at Princess Margaret’s wedding in May 1960 had a very special meaning. For they were a link between the bride and her beloved father, who had died almost a decade before her marriage. Margaret had turned to Norman Hartnell for her wedding ensemble and entrusted him with creating perfect…
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