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Queen could move out of Buckingham Palace

The Queen might be forced to move out of Buckingham Palace while it undergoes £150 million in repairs. It would mark the first time a monarch has been forced to move out of Buckingham Palace since Queen Victoria designated it an official residence in 1837. King George VI and his wife famously remained ensconced in Buckingham Palace during the London Blitz of the Second World War. Most of…
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Britain's Top Palaces Part 2

Read part 1 of Britain’s Top Palaces here. Let’s continue! Buckingham Palace, Westminster Buckingham Palace may have a bit of a shorter history than other palaces but it doesn’t make it any less impressive. It began life in 1703 as Buckingham House, built…
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Britain’s Top 10 Palaces: Part 1

Britain’s palaces have been the scenes of royal births, marriages but also scheming and murder. Here is the first part of the top 10 palaces in Britain. Eltham Palace Eltham Palace was given to Edward II in 1305 by Anthony Bek, the Bishop of Durham and it was used as…
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Lost parts of King Henry VIII’s home found in church

Panels from the long-vanished Tudor royal residence Chelsea Place have been discovered in an English country church. The panels bear the insignia of Anne of Cleves, Anne’s monogram, the emblem of the Duchy of Cleves and a snarling lion’s head and were likely made for her and installed on her orders in one or more of the royal residences that she lived in for the last part of her life.
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Palaces to host largest-ever exhibition of Queen's wardrobe

The Queen’s official residences are to host the largest-ever exhibition of The Queen’s wardrobe starting on 21 April, Her Majesty’s 90th birthday. Beginning at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, The Queen’s official Scottish residence, the exhibition will show a selection of Her Majesty’s dresses and accessories from significant occasions throughout her reign.
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Take a virtual tour of Buckingham Palace

Members of the public can now take a tour of Buckingham Palace from the comfort of their own living room after a new online virtual reality experience was launched this week. The new initiative allows people to take a look at some of the most famous rooms in the palace…
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Prince Charles’s Scottish home “devastated” by floods

After 14 years of work on the garden of The Prince of Wales’ Scottish home, flooding has washed away all the restoration work. Last week during an impromptu visit to Ballater, Prince Charles told a butcher in the flood-hit Aberdeenshire town that the gardens at Birkhall were “devastated” when a river broke its banks. While he put on a brave face saying that is was the…
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