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Former French home of King Leopold II of Belgium sells for 200 million Euro

The historic Villa des Cèdres in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, once the summer home of Belgian royalty, has sold for a jaw-dropping 200 million Euro this month to an unspecified buyer. The 18,000-square-foot property was built in 1830 and operated as an olive tree farm until it was acquired by the second King of Belgium, Leopold II, in 1904. He used it as a holiday home and spent time on the French…
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"Your new Prime Minister is a liar" is projected onto Buckingham Palace

A projection featuring Boris Johnson has been projected onto the front of Buckingham Palace claiming the new Prime Minister is a liar. The image featuring Mr Johnson holding a kipper alongside the words “Your Majesty, your new Prime Minister is a LIAR” appeared on The Queen’s London residence. Day one of @BorisJohnson as PM pic.twitter.com/F8MOoR3aLF — Led By Donkeys (@ByDonkeys) July…
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Exploring Royal Scotland: The Royal Yacht Britannia

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. “Britannia is the one place where I can truly relax,” The Queen once said, and when you tour the ship for yourself, you can understand exactly why. The decommissioned yacht, now…
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London landmarks light up for Baby Sussex

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex rejoiced at the arrival of Baby Sussex yesterday, and landmarks around London lit up in celebration of the good news last night. As they did for the births of the Cambridge babies, two of the city’s iconic sights are shining in special colours to honour the arrival of Harry and Meghan’s first child. The London Eye has lit up the night sky in the Union…
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