Palaces & Buildings

Zara Phillips Moves Back In To Princess Anne's Estate

Zara Phillips, daughter of HRH Princess Anne and granddaughter to Her Majesty The Queen, and her husband Mike Tindall have begun their move back into Princess Anne’s residence, Gatcombe Park.  The move was announced a few months ago and Mike and Zara sold their Cheltenham home for £1.2 million ($1.9 million) earlier in 2012. It was discovered the move had begun once removal men had turned…
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Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Plant Trees At Anmer Hall For Privacy

Anmer Hall, the cottage the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to be given as a gift from The Queen as a country home, has had trees planted around the cottage in what seems like an attempt to increase privacy from outsiders. The cottage, with its 10 bedrooms and on The Queen’s 20,000 acre estate is now an almost dead-cert for the Duke and Duchess as a country retreat. The detailed…
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25 Facts About HM Tower of London

The history of the Tower of London stretches back almost 1,000 years – it is perhaps one of the most interesting of the Royal Residences. So, in honour of this fascinating Royal Residence, we have composed a fact file of 25 facts about the Tower of London. 1. The…
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The Royal Family's Official Residences

In light of the recent speculation (with evidence I might add) about Prince William and Catherine’s future country home on Her Majesty’s Sandringham Estate, we thought we’d compile a list of the Royal Family’s official residences so as to help people…
Palaces & Buildings

How Buckingham Palace Came To Be

Buckingham Palace is well known for being the home of the British Monarch and some of his/her immediate family. But few know the history of this grand and sumptuous building; here is our guide to Buckingham Palace and its history. Buckingham Palace began life not as a Palace but as a house for a Duke. The Duke Of Buckingham had owned the previously named ‘Buckingham House’ when it began life.
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