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Major restoration at Windsor Castle opens new path to the past for visitors

A grand entrance hall once shut off by Queen Victoria has been restored and reopened after hundreds of years to allow visitors a more spectacular entrance into Windsor Castle. The castle’s Inner Hall was created by George IV in the 1820s as a space to receive official guests and with its restoration, it now “serves its original purpose as a magnificent welcome area for visitors to…
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Taking a look at Stockholm Palace

Sitting on the water in the Swedish capital of Stockholm is Stockholm Palace, commonly referred to just as The Royal Palace; it is the official residence and location of the offices of the His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia and where they conduct royal…
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Taking a look at Drottningholm Palace

The private residence of the Swedish Royal Family, Drottningholm Palace, was built in the 1600s and is listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. The Swedish Monarchy says that it is the “most well-preserved royal castle built in the 1600s in Sweden and at the same time is representative of all European architecture for the period.” It has been the family’s private home since 1981 and is…
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Former French home of King Leopold II of Belgium sells for 200 million Euro

The historic Villa des Cèdres in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, once the summer home of Belgian royalty, has sold for a jaw-dropping 200 million Euro this month to an unspecified buyer. The 18,000-square-foot property was built in 1830 and operated as an olive tree farm until it was acquired by the second King of Belgium, Leopold II, in 1904. He used it as a holiday home and spent time on the French…
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"Your new Prime Minister is a liar" is projected onto Buckingham Palace

A projection featuring Boris Johnson has been projected onto the front of Buckingham Palace claiming the new Prime Minister is a liar. The image featuring Mr Johnson holding a kipper alongside the words “Your Majesty, your new Prime Minister is a LIAR” appeared on The Queen’s London residence. Day one of @BorisJohnson as PM pic.twitter.com/F8MOoR3aLF — Led By Donkeys (@ByDonkeys) July…
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