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The royal connection to London's Foundling Hospital

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge marked their first official engagement of 2022 at the Foundling Museum, which highlights and tells the story of the 18th-century Foundling Hospital, the U.K.’s first children’s charity. With the Duchess now patron of the museum, Royal Central is taking a look at its royal connection that dates back centuries. Founded by the philanthropic sea captain…
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Soldier shot at the Norwegian Royal Family’s summer estate

A soldier has been admitted to hospital after a shooting incident at the Norwegian Royal Family`s summer residence, Mågerø. The incident occurred during a military exercise. No royals were present on the estate at the time of the shooting. Norwegian media reports that a female conscript soldier was injured on Tuesday afternoon during an exercise. The soldier was transported to Ullevål…
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Windsor Castle ready for Christmas

Windsor Castle is ready to celebrate the holidays. The Christmas decorations are up and visitors will be able to see the State Apartments transformed with shimmering Christmas trees, twinkling lights, and festive garlands. Photo by Royal Collection Trust In addition to…
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The Palace of Holyroodhouse and its royal ghostly residents

The Palace of Holyroodhouse has been an official royal residence since the early 1500s. It’s currently the official Scottish residence of The Queen. Located in the centre of Edinburgh, it stands in all its grandeur at one end of the royal mile, while Edinburgh Castle is located at the opposite end. Although, it is the setting of the British monarchy’s official Scottish residence…
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Taking a look at Frankenstein Castle

Frankenstein Castle, or what remains of it, is located in Hesse, Germany, on the outskirts of Darmstadt and 35 kilometres south of Frankfurt. The name of the ruins come from the suspicion that the castle served as the inspiration for Mary Shelley’s famous work…
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Oscarshall Palace Park to be restored

Oscarshall is one of Norway`s most important national memorials. However, the facility is more than the building with its interiors and artwork. The surrounding park is an essential part of the place. This autumn, Norwegian archaeologists have been on a tour of the facility…
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Royal Ghost Stories: Windsor Castle

It has long been said that Windsor Castle is the most haunted of all the royal residences with over twenty-five reported experiences with ghosts and spirits. Claims include sightings of Queen Elizabeth I, King Henry VIII and King George III. Even the present Queen Elizabeth II has admitted to witnessing at least one ghostly encounter. These sightings happen so often that it has been recorded…
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