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Windsor Castle opens its first café

Until now, hungry visitors to Windsor Castle had to look outside its walls to grab a meal or a quick cup of tea. But this week, the Royal Collection Trust announced the castle has opened its very first café. Located in Edward III’s medieval Undercroft,one of the oldest surviving spaces in the 1,000-year-old castle, the Undercroft Café serves a variety of freshly prepared meals and…
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Mistress who cast doubt on a royal marriage returns to Buckingham Palace

Her king called her his ”wife of heart and soul” even though their actual, secret union was declared invalid. Now the woman who cast a shadow over the reign of George IV and even the succession to his throne has returned to Buckingham Palace. A portrait of Maria Fitzherbert, who wed the future George IV after they fell hopelessly in love, is now displayed at the Queen’s home as part of an…
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Birthplace of a King: Pembroke Castle

Towering above the Pembroke River in Wales sits a medieval fortress where one of history’s most game-changing kings was born. As we mark the 563rd anniversary of Henry VII’s birth on 28 January, let’s take a look at his birthplace. Situated in the Welsh town of the same name, Pembroke Castle’s fascinating history began around 1093 when Arnulf de Montgomery built a fairly…
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Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground named one of England's best play spaces

It’s a whimsical area of Kensington Gardens where pirate ships and imagination reign, and now the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground has been ranked as one of the country’s best playgrounds. The playground, which is visited by more than one million people a year, is a favourite of children visiting London and was honoured for the “quality and variety of play…
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