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Unique virtual field trip allows students inside The Queen’s 90th birthday

A unique new program to commemorate The Queen’s 90th birthday will allow students and viewers from around the world to take a virtual tour of Windsor Castle, as well as giving them a glimpse into Her Majesty’s birthday celebrations. The televised event is called ‘Happy Birthday, Your Majesty’, and will be hosted by Discovery Education. The virtual field trip will air on…
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Man charged with trespass after Buckingham Palace intruder alert

A man has been charged with trespass after allegedly making his way into the gardens of Buckingham Palace after scaling the perimeter wall. Police detained the 41-year-old at 8:37pm yesterday evening, seven minutes after he climbed over the wall and triggered an alarm within the grounds. A spokesman for Scotland Yard said that the man was not armed and the Metropolitan Police have confirmed…
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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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