Palaces & Buildings

The Queen turns Windsor Castle blue in tribute to the UK's healthcare staff and key workers

Windsor Castle was illuminated in blue on Thursday evening as the United Kingdom came to a standstill at 8pm in a mass applause for those working to defeat ongoing epidemic. In what has turned in to a weekly occurrence, at 8pm each Thursday, people gather on their doorsteps, at their windows and on their balconies to clap National Health Service staff and other key workers. To show her…
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The life and times of the 18th Duchess of Alba, who had more titles than Queen Elizabeth II

The 18th Duchess of Alba, María del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva, was born on 28 March 1926 at the vast Liria Palace, which has served as the Madrid residence of the Dukes of Albas for generations (most of the home was destroyed during the Spanish Civil War and was rebuilt by the Duchess’s father and the Duchess). The Fitz-James Stuarts, the most powerful aristocratic…
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Buckingham Palace video shows Palace restoration project

A new video from Buckingham Palace shows work being done to restore the iconic building. More specifically, the video shows how officials are working to preserve its historic nineteenth-century wallpaper in the Yellow Drawing Room. The vital work will protect the wallpaper from getting damaged as nearby construction work continues as part of the Reservicing programme. Once the work is…
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Royal home for sale: Fragment of Tudor palace available for £3.9m

You might never be royal, but you could snag part of a royal palace … if you’ve got a few million to spend. If you’re in the market for a new home with a historic past, an impressive property is up for sale in Richmond that makes up part of the remains of a Tudor palace. Priced at £3,900,000, the property, which is more than 400-years-old, is Grade I listed due to its…
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