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Heirs of Kaiser Wilhelm II launch bid to reclaim art and palace from German state

Descendants of the last German Emperor are locked in a legal battle with the German state to reclaim thousands of valuable artworks and historical artefacts. They also reportedly want to the right to live in one of their former palaces. The claims are thought to be led by Georg Friedrich, nominally Prince of Prussia, but officially Mr Georg Friedrich Prinz von Preußen, who is the…
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Exploring Royal Scotland: The Palace of Holyroodhouse

In honour of The Queen’s Holyrood Week, we’re taking a look at royal history in and around Edinburgh. Our senior reporter Kristin Contino headed to Scotland to find out more about some favourite royal spots. The first thing that strikes you about the Palace of Holyroodhouse is how peaceful it is compared to Buckingham Palace. If you’ve ever been to London, you know how busy…
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A look at Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall - the Thai King's residence

As we await the coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn as King Rama X this week, let’s take a look at the official residence of the King of Thailand. Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall, also known as the Ambara Villa, is located within Bangkok’s Dusit Palace and translates to “the royal seat in the sky.” Completed in 1906, it now serves as the primary residence of the…
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Marie Antoinette's chambers at Versailles throw open their gilded doors again

After three years of extensive renovations, Marie Antoinette’s elaborate apartments will reopen to visitors at the Palace of Versailles. The public can tour The Queen’s Bedchamber, The Nobles’ Room, The Royal Table Antechamber, and The Queens’ Guard Room from 16 April. “The work that has been done by all the craftsmen who worked on this site has led us to revisit this…
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