Palaces & Buildings

Queen's Guard steps in during security threat at Palace

<![CDATA[A Coldstream Guard who was on duty at Buckingham Palace on Friday was forced to leave his post to intervene in an incident at the North Centre Gate during which a man reportedly tried to gain entry. The report, which comes from The Sun on Sunday describes how the sentry had to intervene when the man’s conduct towards police became increasingly aggressive, having spent 5 minutes…
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FeaturesPalaces & Buildings

King Charles II's house goes up for sale

<![CDATA[A house that King Charles II once lived in is being put up for sale for the first time in over 600 years. Malmesbury House, in Cathedral Close Salisbury, was once owned by Charles II. It has now been put up for sale at the 'bargain' price of £5 million. This piece of architectural history was used in for about a year 1665 by the 'Merrie Monarch' to escape a bout of…
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HistoryPalaces & Buildings

Tower of London's 1000-year-old moat opened for ice skating

If skating through history catches ones fancy, then the chance to hit the ice at the Tower of London is a must. Now in its 8th year, the Tower moat is the site for the holiday ice skating. Undoubtedly the Tower moat is the most recognized moat in London, if not in the country. Since the incarnation of the Tower in the 11th Century, there has been some variety of protective ditches. The larger moat…
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Palaces & Buildings

Spooktacular stories: tales of ghosts and other hauntings in the Royal Palaces

Ghosts of wives and lovers, hauntings from scorned staff, frightful sounds, creaks and coughs. No, this is not a new film at the cinema or a book: These are the haunted Royal Residences. Buckingham Palace It is said that on the rear terrace of Buckingham Palace, a monk draped in a brown cowl haunts at night. A monastery once stood where Buckingham Palaces is located. The monk supposedly died in…
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