Palaces & BuildingsThe Sussexes

Coldplay to headline concert at Kensington Palace

Coming up on June 28, Prince Harry will host a musical concert open to the public to raise money for his African charity, Sentabale, which helps children and young people with HIV/AIDS. Chris Martin, frontman of the popular band, Coldplay, wrote the theme song for Prince Harry’s Invictus Games. The Prince has enlisted Coldplay to headline the concert. Her Majesty The Queen gave her…
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Palaces & Buildings

Windsor Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse to undergo £37m revamp

The tourist areas at both Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse are to undergo a £37m revamp, the Royal Collection has announced. The revamp will include a new cafe to be built in the medieval undercroft at Windsor Castle and the outside space at the Palace of Holyroodhouse will be redeveloped. It will also include two purpose-built learning centres and is aimed at improving the visitor…
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Britain's Top Palaces Part 2

Read part 1 of Britain’s Top Palaces here. Let’s continue! Buckingham Palace, Westminster Buckingham Palace may have a bit of a shorter history than other palaces but it doesn’t make it any less impressive. It began life in 1703 as Buckingham House, built…
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Britain’s Top 10 Palaces: Part 1

Britain’s palaces have been the scenes of royal births, marriages but also scheming and murder. Here is the first part of the top 10 palaces in Britain. Eltham Palace Eltham Palace was given to Edward II in 1305 by Anthony Bek, the Bishop of Durham and it was used as a royal residence until the 16th century. Supposedly the event which inspired Edward III’s foundation of the Order of…
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British RoyalsPalaces & BuildingsThe Queen

Shakespeare exhibition to mark the 400th anniversary of his death held at Windsor Castle

With the 400th anniversary of playwrighter William Shakespeare’s death, Queen Elizabeth is marking the occasion with a display at Windsor Castle. The event that starts Saturday will display treasures demonstrating the link between her family and Shakespeare, such as a copy of his second folio, annotated by both Charles I and George III. Other family heirlooms include Queen Mary’s copy…
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