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Kensington Palace to bring royal history to life with after-hours theatre

Theatregoers with a taste for royal history are in for a treat when theatre company Les Enfants Terribles, in conjunction with Historic Royal Palaces, present the show United Queendom at quite an unusual venue: a royal palace. Kensington Palace will open its doors after dark from February 28 through March 30 for the special performances of the play, which focuses on the relationship between…
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Taking a look at Frankenstein Castle

Frankenstein Castle, or what remains of it, is located in Hesse, Germany, on the outskirts of Darmstadt and 35 kilometres south of Frankfurt. The name of the ruins come from the suspicion that the castle served as the inspiration for Mary Shelley’s famous work…
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Palace of Russian Tsar to reopen

A Russian imperial residence is to reopen following extensive rehabilitation. This is the Alexander Palace in St Petersburg which over the past three years has been renovated for more than £24 million (or 31 million US dollars or 2 billion Russian rubles). The palace was the last home of Tsar Nicholas II before he was executed along with his family. It was from the Alexander Palace that the Tsar…
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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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