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Royal Residences: A brief history of Buckingham Palace

Learn more about Buckingham Palace, Her Majesty’s London residence, below: Where is it located? Buckingham Palace is located on The Mall in London. As it is the official and administrative headquarters of the monarch of the United Kingdom, it is widely felt to be the point of convergence for the British people in times of national celebration and sadness. When was it built and used…
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The Queen's Christmas Day surprise

It’s proving to be a very different Christmas in more ways than one for many and the Queen is no exception. This year, the contents of her Christmas Day speech will be kept secret until the moment it is broadcast. Her Majesty usually pre-records her Christmas Day message and in previous years, snippets of the speech have been shared ahead of December 25th. However, this has led to…
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Royal Residences: A brief history of Balmoral Castle

One of The Queen’s homes, Royal Central takes a look at Balmoral Castle: Where is it located? Balmoral Castle is on a large estate in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The castle is located near the village of Crathie and 50 miles west of Aberdeen. When was it built and when was it used as a royal residence? Balmoral has been one of the residences of the British Royal…
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Queen Elizabeth embraces technology

A global pandemic has not stopped Queen Elizabeth II from keeping in touch with her people. Once again, The Queen had a digital visit. This time with KPMG, an accounting firm celebrating its 150th anniversary. From Windsor Castle, she heard the stories of four employees…
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Ten facts about James, Viscount Severn

Today marks the 13th birthday of The Queen’s youngest grandson, James, Viscount Severn. To celebrate,Royal Central is taking a look at his life so far: James Alexander Philip Theo Mountbatten-Windsor, Viscount Severn was born on December 17, 2007, at Frimley Park Hospital to Prince Edward and Sophie, The Earl and Countess of Wessex. He is the younger brother of Lady Louise Windsor but is…
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