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Where the Wildflowers Grow: Kensington Palace goes back to nature

It’s the hashtag to have this summer and now the royals are part of the craze, too. England is awash with wildflowers as the sun reaches its height with everywhere from motorway verges to public parks going for the natural look. And now Kensington Palace has shared its own take with a celebration of its wildflower meadow for 2019. A team from Historic Royal Palaces has been working through…
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Returning to England with Victoria

The Duke of Kent was determined that his unborn child – history’s Queen Victoria – should not be born outside of Britain, to assure its right to succeed to the throne in the British mind. As a true Hanoverian, he was the fourth son of George III, the King who famously ‘glor[ied] in the name of Britain’. Clearly, it was a step forward from the reign of George I, who knew only faulty…
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Personal items of Queen Victoria acquired by Historic Royal Palaces

Some personal items belonging to Queen Victoria have been acquired by Historic Royal Palaces, the independent charity which maintains Kensington Palace, ahead of the bicentenary of the Queen’s birth in 2019, which the palace will celebrate with a new exhibition and re-presentation of the visitor route, as announced in a Historic Royal Palaces press release on 3 September 2018. Kensington Palace…
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Who has previously lived at Prince Harry and Meghan's possible home Apartment 1?

As people speculate on the future marital home of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, today we take a look at former royal residents of a much-discussed possible residence, Apartment 1 at Kensington Palace. Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex was the first to be given the use of the Palace’s corner that later became known as Apartment 1. Prince Augustus Frederick was the sixth son of King…
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