Palaces & Buildings

Met Police: Alleged Buckingham Palace attacker was brandishing a 4ft sword

The Metropolitan Police have revealed that a man arrested outside Buckingham Palace on Friday night was brandishing a 4ft sword. The 26-year-old, who was arrested for grievous bodily harm and assault on police, has been further arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000 as counter-terrorism police now lead the investigation. As unarmed police challenged the man, who was sat in his car at the time, he…
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Palaces & BuildingsThe Queen

The Queen's Assistant Private Secretary becomes the latest senior Buckingham Palace official to resign

The Queen’s Assistant Private Secretary, Samantha Cohen, has resigned – the latest senior Buckingham Palace aide to leave the Royal Household in a matter of weeks. Ms Cohen was widely seen in royal circles as Her Majesty’s No 3, but handed her notice in following the resignation of The Queen’s Private Secretary, Sir Christopher Geidt last week. Ms Cohen has been working in…
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Palaces & BuildingsSweden

Taking a look at Haga Palace

Haga Palace, the current home of the Crown Princess Family of Sweden, is located in Haga Park in Solna, Sweden. It was built in 1802 and designed by King Gustav IV Adolf’s commissioned architect, Carl Christoffer Gjörwell. Haga Palace (or Haga Slott), located just north of Gustav III’s Pavilion, was modelled after ballet-master Gallidiers Italian villa at Drottningholm Palace. The…
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Palaces & Buildings

Dutch royal palace due to be converted into hotel

A Dutch palace is to be partly converted into a hotel following a bid of 1.7 million euros. The purchase follows a competition in which the government sought to find a new function for Soestdijk Palace. Over a hundred ideas for the future of the palace were submitted and narrowed down to three. The Eden Soestdijk which was inspired by the Eden Project in England would have developed a biodome of…
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