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Protests turn violent outside Stockholm Palace

Throughout this week, there have been several days with protests just outside the Royal Palace in Stockholm which have turned violent. Protesters have clashed with the police outside the palace in connection with the demonstration against racism and police violence following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The Stockholm Police Department had allowed the organisers to gather with a…
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REVEALED: Buckingham Palace's unseen floor plans

It’s one of the most recognisable buildings in the world and an iconic symbol of British royalty, but while the exterior of Buckingham Palace is familiar to us all, much of the inside remains a mystery … until now. The official floor plans of the entire palace might have never been released, but the team at HomeAdvisor, along with architect Jelena Popovic, decided to dig in and…
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Royal History Mystery: Who set fire to Sweden's Royal Palace?

On May 7 1697, a fire broke out and destroyed much of the old royal palace in Stockholm. The castle Tre Kronor, or Three Crowns in English, is now only a footnote in history with the present royal palace of Stockholm built above the ruins of the old middle-aged castle that burned down over 320 years ago. But why exactly did the castle burn to ashes so mysteriously and suddenly? Tre Kronor…
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Future of George IV's famous home on hold because of coronavirus

Transition plans for Brighton’s famed Royal Pavilion, the seaside pleasure palace built by King George IV, are now in limbo due to the coronavirus crisis. Last month it was announced the Royal Pavilion & Museums, which are currently run by Brighton and Hove City Council, would be taken over by a charitable trust April 1, but those plans have been delayed because of the current…
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