Japan

Japanese palace to undergo renovations after abdication

It’s all change for Japan! Upon the 30th of April 2019, His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito will have formally retired from the Chrysanthemum Throne, which will then pass to his elder son, Crown Prince Naruhito. Such an event will require a lot of rearrangements, and one of the most pressing is where exactly the retired emperor should spend the rest of his days, as he would no longer be…
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Britain's Top Palaces Part 2

Read part 1 of Britain’s Top Palaces here. Let’s continue! Buckingham Palace, Westminster Buckingham Palace may have a bit of a shorter history than other palaces but it doesn’t make it any less impressive. It began life in 1703 as Buckingham House, built…
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Britain’s Top 10 Palaces: Part 1

Britain’s palaces have been the scenes of royal births, marriages but also scheming and murder. Here is the first part of the top 10 palaces in Britain. Eltham Palace Eltham Palace was given to Edward II in 1305 by Anthony Bek, the Bishop of Durham and it was used as…
Palaces & BuildingsThe Queen

Palaces to host largest-ever exhibition of Queen's wardrobe

The Queen’s official residences are to host the largest-ever exhibition of The Queen’s wardrobe starting on 21 April, Her Majesty’s 90th birthday. Beginning at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, The Queen’s official Scottish residence, the exhibition will show a selection of Her Majesty’s dresses and accessories from significant occasions throughout her reign.
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