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Why does the 20th of November have good and bad memories for the Queen?

Many dates in royal history will churn up positive and negative memories for members of the Royal Family. Perhaps this is most true for the Queen herself, who has been the head of the House of Windsor for almost sixty-nine years. Several key anniversaries define Her Majesty’s reign. Most prominent is likely February 6, the date of her accession to the throne which also marks the tragic death…
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Royal Ghost Stories: Glamis Castle

Glamis Castle is steeped in history. Located in Angus, Scotland, it has been the seat to the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne and home to the Lyon family since the 14th century. An author you may have heard of, William Shakespeare, used it as inspiration for “Mac, err, “the Scottish play.” 2020 has been crazy enough, let’s play it safe and not tempt fate. Many of you may know it as the…
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Royal Ghost Stories: Anne Boleyn

Many people believe that there is a supernatural world beyond our own; a world where ghosts, spectres and past souls roam free – or perhaps stay on earth to complete some unfinished business. These beliefs have brought up hundreds of reported sightings throughout history, some of which have been thought to be apparitions of famous historical figures. During the spookiest time of the year…
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Buckingham Palace cancels all investitures and receptions for the remainder of 2020

Buckingham Palace has announced that all investitures and receptions due to be held in the coming months have been cancelled. These events, which would normally attract heavy footfall, are now unable to go ahead at Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle until 2021 at the earliest. Despite there being hopes of investitures being able to go ahead in a socially distanced manner, palace aides have…
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