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Exploring Royal Scotland: Glamis Castle

As The Queen continues her traditional summer break at Balmoral, we’re taking a look at another Scottish castle with ties to the Royal Family. Glamis Castle was the childhood home of the Queen Mother and the birthplace of Princess Margaret, and it also served as inspiration for Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Chief Reporter Kristin Contino visited the castle this summer in her quest to uncover…
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Palaces & BuildingsSweden

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…
MoroccoPalaces & Buildings

Taking a look at Dar al-Makhzen Palace

Located in the centre of Rabat, Morocco, the Dar al-Makhzen Palace, also called Palais Royal, is the official residence of His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco and his family. It should not be confused with the Dar el Makhzen in Tangier, Morocco. Alaouitesultans and kings have had a residence in the Moroccan capital sinceMuhammad al-Nafs al-Zakiyya reigned in the 700s. The…
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Palaces & Buildings

Who will be The Queen's guests at Balmoral this year?

The Queen arrived at Balmoral Castle a few days ago to officially begin her summer holiday. Each year, Her Majesty invites some speciallychosen guests to spenda few days with the monarch at her summer retreat. As the 93-year-old’s time at Balmoral is in a private capacity, no official photos are released of her stay there, nor are details of her guests made public. However, from…
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Heirs of Kaiser Wilhelm II launch bid to reclaim art and palace from German state

Descendants of the last German Emperor are locked in a legal battle with the German state to reclaim thousands of valuable artworks and historical artefacts. They also reportedly want to the right to live in one of their former palaces. The claims are thought to be led by Georg Friedrich, nominally Prince of Prussia, but officially Mr Georg Friedrich Prinz von Preußen, who is the…
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