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Buckingham Palace closes to visitors in preparation for The Queen's return to London

Buckingham Palace closes to visitors today in preparation for Her Majesty The Queen’s return to London next week. The Queen, who has spent the last two months at Balmoral Castle, will return to Buckingham Palace after her engagements on 1st October in Aberdeen. For the last two months, Buckingham Palace has been open to the general public to visit and look through the 19 state rooms the…
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Windsor Castle opens Semi-State Rooms to the public

The Windsor Castle semi-state apartments of King George IV will once again be open to the public beginning 28 September until March 2014. “Considered to be among the greatest royal commissions and the finest late Georgian interiors in the country these rooms (known as the…
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Highgrove Shop sells havens for hedgehogs

From hen houses to bee hives, organic preserves to shortbread, the Highgrove Shop sells exclusive products that often reflect the personal interests of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. The latest product on offer is an “ethically grown cedar” hedgehog house, which is available in two colours – light blue and dark green, and retails for £95 on the Highgrove online shop.  Inspired by…
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Man arrested after breaking into Buckingham Palace

A man has been arrested at Buckingham Palace on suspicion of burglary, trespass and criminal damage, it is reported today. The man was arrested for the break in on Monday at about 10:20pm. The man was found in one of the State Rooms at the Palace which are currently open to…
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Royal baby footman leaves the country

Badar Azim who recently displayed Prince George’s birth announcement on the easel has left the UK. On the evening Prince George’s birth was announced, his face was spread across the globe but now Badar Azim, the footman who placed the birth announcement on the easel, has left the country. According to a insider, Azim’s visa had run out just days after he placed the announcement…
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Prince Charles Hires Out Dumfries House For Valentine's Day

The Prince Of Wales has decided to offer out the Scottish home he saved for the nation, Dumfries House, in 2007 just before it went on sale at around £25 million. He is offering 40 guests the chance to enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day night in Dumfries House. Prince Charles helped put together a charitable consortium that bought the house and its collection of Chippendale furniture for…
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