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Antiques Roadshow comes to Balmoral Castle

On Sunday evening at 8pm, viewers in the UK will be treated to an episode of BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow which is this week airing from Balmoral Castle. Balmoral Castle, The Queen’s private residence in Scotland, opened it’s doors at the end of July where people from across the country bought their antique treasures to be valued by experts. It was Her Majesty herself who granted…
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A Royal Regency Christmas at Windsor Castle

Are you curious to see how the Royal Family would have celebrated Christmas centuries ago? Windsor Castle has created a beautiful display to show just that in the opulent State Apartments. The Christmas Display is set up to mimic a Regency era Christmas, between 1811 and…
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Two men arrested for climbing roof of Buckingham Palace

Two men have been arrested after a security alert yesterday evening at Buckingham Palace, after they managed to climb onto the roof of the Queen’s official residence. The men were seen being taken away in a police van after being arrested on suspicion of trespassing on a protected site. The campaign group New Fathers 4 Justice have told Royal Central that they are involved in the stunt and…
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Royal Ties: Spencer House

Spencer House Tomorrow, on 11 November The Duke of Gloucester will attend a dinner as patron of the Heritage of London Trust in quite a special building, Spencer House. Spencer House was built between 1756 and 1766 by John Spencer, 1st Earl Spencer. He initially employed…
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Throwback Thursday: Windsor Castle fire

Windsor Castle came out of World War II untouched by Blitz that occurred only 24 or so miles away. Decades later on 20 November 1992, it would meet a far different fate in the form of fire that would end up costing close to £40 million. The fire was said to spark by a…
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The Ghosts of Windsor Castle

It is The Queen’s weekend home and is apparently her favourite royal residence. But did you know that Windsor Castle is also the home of many royals from years and centuries gone by. In this piece we explore the ghostly goings on at Windsor Castle and just who haunts the 1000 year old fortress. King Henry VIII The ghost of the second Tudor King is said to be Windsor Castle’s most famous…
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Archaeologists at Tower of London find ‘ritual protection’ to ward off evil

The Tower of London is perhaps England’s best known and premier fortress and has been for almost a thousand years, but now evidence has been found that its inhabitants sometimes felt far from safe. Recent research has been carried out by archaeologists from the Museum of London Archaeology in the residence of the Queen’s representative in The Queen’s House. Archaeologists have…
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