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The last book read to Prince Albert displayed at Buckingham Palace

As Prince Albert reprimanded his second daughter, Princess Alice, for telling her eldest sister the Crown Princess, that their father’s illness had worsened, he said sadly (but correctly): ‘You did wrong. You should have told her I am dying’. The Prince’s fatalism was such that he acknowledged what the Queen did not dare herself to admit. Indeed, Queen Victoria’s letters to her uncle…
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Music for a Queen: Mozart and Queen Charlotte

The first and only time that the boy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart visited London occurred between 1764-5, at about the half-way point of the Mozart family’s monumental European Grand Tour, which was to prove pivotal in Wolfgang’s developmental process as a composer, the…
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Want to plan garden parties? The Queen is hiring

Fancy getting a front-row seat to some of the most exclusive occasions in the world? If you’ve got event planning experience, the Royal Household might just have the job for you. A vacancy for an events coordinator was posted on their website, and you don’t even need a degree to apply. “It’s knowing the part you’ve played in delivering exceptional events,” the job…
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The Queen attends her first Garden Party of 2019

Her Majesty The Queen has attended her first garden party of 2019.  Her Majesty was accompanied by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester as well as the Duke of York, the Duke of Kent and Princess…
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Royal Garden Party Season of 2019 starts: the photos

It’s another sign that summer is well and truly on its way. As May days lengthen and the sun strengthens in the sky, the doors of Buckingham Palace are thrown open for the annual garden party season. Three special events are held every year where thousands of invited guests get to sip tea, eat cake and rub shoulders with the Royal Family. Many are invited in recognition of the support they…
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Celebrations for 50th anniversary of the Investiture of the Prince of Wales: first photos

The Queen is holding a reception to mark five decades since the investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales. Elizabeth II arrived at the event at Buckingham Palace with her son and heir at her side. The Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Princess Royal are also attending the event. As well as chatting to guests, they will get the…
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