Palaces & Buildings

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, Frankenstein, published in 1818. Additionally, it is not that uncommon of a name for a German castle because…
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Security work begins on Oslo Royal Palace

The Norwegian Royal Court has confirmed this week that new security measures are being put in place from this week. This new perimeter fencing around the Palace Park will be completed by the autumn of 2021. In a statement, the Royal Court said: “The goal is to prevent cars that have not been approved in advance from driving into the park and up to the Castle. The measures will not prevent…
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Taking a look at Stockholm Palace

Sitting on the water in the Swedish capital of Stockholm is Stockholm Palace, commonly referred to just as The Royal Palace; it is the official residence and location of the offices of the His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia and where they conduct royal business. Many will also recognise Stockholm Palace from the wedding reception of Crown Princess Victoria to Prince…
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Palaces & Buildings

Carrie Symonds invited to a barbecue at Balmoral with The Queen and Prime Minister

After weeks of speculation, it would now appear that the Prime Minister will be joined by his partner, Carrie Symonds, at Balmoral next month when they meet The Queen. According to The Sun on Sunday, PM Boris Johnson will be accompanied by his girlfriend, Miss Symonds, for an informal barbecue in the grounds of Balmoral Castle alongside the 93-year-old Monarch. A source told the newspaper…
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