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Why Charles and Camilla couldn’t wed at Windsor Castle

When the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall announced their engagement in February 2005 they wasted no time in setting a date or venue for their marriage. They immediately told the world they would marry in April that year in a civil ceremony at Windsor Castle followed by a service of blessing at St. George’s Chapel later the same day. Yet just a week later, they had to move their civil…
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A look at the top five royal residences

The British Monarchy has acquired residences across Great Britain through the centuries and moulded them to their own preferences. We look at the top five royal residences, how they were acquired, how they have changed over the centuries and the use that Queen Elizabeth II…
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Unique virtual field trip allows students inside The Queen’s 90th birthday

A unique new program to commemorate The Queen’s 90th birthday will allow students and viewers from around the world to take a virtual tour of Windsor Castle, as well as giving them a glimpse into Her Majesty’s birthday celebrations. The televised event is called ‘Happy Birthday, Your Majesty’, and will be hosted by Discovery Education. The virtual field trip will air on…
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Books from Queen Mary's Dolls' House

Books in Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, which were reproduced in full-size format and published by the Royal Collection in association with Walker Books Ltd, are available as children’s books to purchase fromthe Royal Collection.These little booksare an exact reproduction of the miniature original andareprobably some of the most unique children’s…
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A Royal Regency Christmas at Windsor Castle

Are you curious to see how the Royal Family would have celebrated Christmas centuries ago? Windsor Castle has created a beautiful display to show just that in the opulent State Apartments. The Christmas Display is set up to mimic a Regency era Christmas, between 1811 and…
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Throwback Thursday: Windsor Castle fire

Windsor Castle came out of World War II untouched by Blitz that occurred only 24 or so miles away. Decades later on 20 November 1992, it would meet a far different fate in the form of fire that would end up costing close to £40 million. The fire was said to spark by a spotlight that ignited a curtain in Queen Victoria’s private chapel. It then rapidly spread through the roof, decimating St…
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