Palaces & Buildings

You can now say "I do" at Kensington Palace

Many young brides dream of looking like a princess on their wedding day, but it is also possible to get married at a palace. Kensington Palace is licenced for weddings and some can form some of the eighty public functions it can hold during the year. The suggested place for the nuptials is the Orangery, built for Queen Anne to protect her orange trees during the winter, it was also used for many…
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Monarchy Rules: a look at James II

James was not born to be a King. He was the third, but second surviving son of Charles I and Henrietta Maria, born on 14 October 1633. Though he was styled as Duke of York from birth, he was not formally created so until 1643. His father was executed on 30 January 1649 but…