Palaces & Buildings

Preview of episode two of Majesty and Mortar: Britain's Great Palaces

<![CDATA[ After last week’s insightful episode which gave audiences a glimpse into the Tudor buildings which used to, and some of which still do, dominate our landscapes, such as the White Tower at the Tower of London, Hampton Court and Nonsuch Palace, in the next episode historian Dan Cruickshank takes viewers through the classical architecture movement which began to occur in the…
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HistoryPalaces & Buildings

Tower of London to mark WW1 centenary

<![CDATA[The moat at the Tower of London will be filled with nearly 900,000 ceramic poppies this summer to mark the centenary of the beginning of the First World War. Beginning on August 5th and ending on Remembrance Day (11th November), the dry moat will be turned into a sea of red as each poppy will mark the British or Colonial soldier killed during the conflict. There will be 888,246…
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Palaces & Buildings

A Royal Burial - Frogmore

<![CDATA[ The last post in this series of blogs will be focused on the Frogmore Estate. The estate comprises 33 acres of private gardens within the grounds of Windsor Great Park which adjoins Windsor Castle. It is the location of Frogmore House, a royal retreat; however…
FeaturesPalaces & Buildings

'Glorious Georges' to open at Historic Royal Palaces

<![CDATA[The Georgian Era, known so because of the reign of four King Georges in succession, was one of the most significant eras in British royal history. Although the first king arrived from Germany and spoke almost no English, the Glorious Georges, as they are known, soon gained support from the people, and are popularly known even today. This year, to commemorate the 300th anniversary of…
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Palaces & BuildingsThe Sussexes

Prince Harry could move into Kensington Palace apartment next door to the Cambridges

<![CDATA[Prince Harry could move into an apartment next door to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Kensington Palace according to some reports. Princess Michael of Kent, who also lives next door to William and Catherine has said that Harry could move into the residence currently occupied by the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. Princess Michael told Tatler magazine that the Duke and Duchess…
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