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Augusta, Princess of Wales and Kew Gardens

Ahead of Princess Alexandra’s upcoming visit to Kew Gardens, we’re taking a look back at its history and the story of Princess Augusta’s involvement in the 18th century. Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg married George II’s son, Frederick, Prince of Wales, in 1736. She was just 17-years-old and spoke almost no English, but this Princess of Wales was to make a…
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JUST IN: Man detained in Buckingham Palace forecourt

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that a man was detained in the early hours of this morning in Buckingham Palace’s forecourt. The 22-year-old man is believed to have climbed over the fence from the Buckingham Palace Road side of the building; he was arrested just a few minutes later, according to the BBC. He did, however, have a chance to begin banging on the doors of the royal residence as…
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Gardens at Highgrove open to the public for 2019

The gardens at the Prince of Wales’s Highgrove estate are world-renowned, and with spring in full bloom now you can enjoy his beloved gardens in Tetbury for yourself. The public opening for the private gardens of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall has started, with all proceeds from ticket sales and purchases in the shop going to The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund. Since 1980…
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The Queen is hiring a new gardener

Does sharing your digs with The Queen sound up your street? What about managing gardens seen by millions of visitors a year? If so, head to The Royal Household website because Her Majesty is looking for a new live-in gardener. The full-time position involves ensuring “the Royal Gardens and surrounding areas of Buckingham Palace and St James’s Palace are maintained to an exceptional…
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