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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the Invictus Games 2017, Toronto. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce their engagement

Send your congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their engagement

Speculation about an impending royal wedding reached fever pitch over the weekend and this morning it has been confirmed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged. Send them a personal message and we will…

HM The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, pictured at the time of their engagement, 1947. The Queen and Prince Philip 70th wedding anniversary, the longest royal wedding in history

The Queen and Prince Philip celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

Today is the 70th wedding anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen and Prince Philip, making theirs officially the longest royal marriage in British history

Guy Fawkes: the man behind the guy

The effigy of Guy Fawkes is burned throughout Britain at this time of year, but how much do we really know of the famous Gunpowder Plot conspirator?

Adrian Vanson’s Sir John Maitland, 1st Lord Maitland of Thirlestane (1589) and an X-ray view which reveals a portrait hidden underneath the top paint layers

Remarkable portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots discovered under 16th-century painting of a man

Unfinished portrait of controversial 16th-century queen Mary Stuart found under painting of Sir John Maitland. The picture may have been painted and then covered up in dangerous times

Westminster Abbey afternoon tea, London

Review: Christmas afternoon tea at Westminster Abbey

Book a festive treat with afternoon tea at Westminster Abbey for a real behind-the-scenes feel

Children playing on a lorry, Glasgow, 1958, by Roger Mayne. When We Were Young exhibition at the National Galleries of Scotland

Exhibition: When We Were Young, National Galleries of Scotland

A new exhibition at the National Galleries of Scotland, explores the wonder of childhood through the medium of photography

Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square

What is Trafalgar Day? And why do we celebrate it?

Nelson’s Column is one of the most iconic statues in London, with the vice admiral towering over Trafalgar Square. Nelson died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. But what really happened at the battle…

Catherine Steadman as Romaine and Jack McMullen as Leonard

Agatha Christie’s gripping murder mystery play comes to County Hall on London’s South Bank

Witness to the Prosecution is the first major production of an Agatha Christie play to be staged in London since the Sixties

King's College and punting in Cambridge

NEW ISSUE OUT NOW: featuring Cambridge, Winnie-the-Pooh and the Peak District

In our November/December 2017 issue, we uncover some of the most spectacular secret grottoes of our stately homes, we tell the story of King Charles I’s art collection and we go punting in the historic…

Anthony van Dyck, Charles I, 1635-6

Charles I’s art collection reunited for first time since Civil War at London’s Royal Academy

King Charles I had a huge art collection. After his execution, it was split up and sold off across Europe. Now, for the first time since the 17th-century, more than 100 paintings and sculptures are…

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