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Former Brazilian Imperial Palace destroyed by fire is to be completely restored by 2024

The former Brazilian Imperial Palace, Paço de São Cristóvão, is set to be restored after being destroyed by a large fire.. Located in Rio de Janeiro, the historic palace was largely destroyed by the blaze on 2 September 2018. At the time, the former royal residence was being used as a museum and housed the major part of the collections of the National Museum of Brazil. The building served…
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Which queens are buried at Westminster Abbey?

We’ve looked at the kings who are buried at Westminster Abbey, now let’s take a look at the queens (both regnant and consort) who are buried there, too. Edith of Wessex As consort to Edward the Confessor, Edith of Wessex’s tenure lasted from 1045 to 1066, upon the death of her husband. Unusual for the time period, Edith was a crowned queen, but sadly, the marriage produced no…
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Which royals are buried at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle?

Built-in 1475, St Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle was originally founded by King Edward III in the 14th century and was extensively expanded in the 15th century. Over time, its become the famous site of many royal services, including the Order of the Garter, royal weddings, and burials. With seven places inside the chamber being the final resting place of royals, Royal Central is taking a look…
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Royal Residences: A brief history of Birkhall

Royal Central is continuing its series which takes a look at the history of several royal residences. Read on to learn more about the Scottish home where Prince Charles had to self-isolate during the coronavirus pandemic. Where is it located? Birkhall is one of the Scottish residences of the British Royal Family which is located on the Balmoral Estate in Royal Deeside…
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