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National Portrait Gallery to host Tudor monarch exhibition

See King Henry VII, King Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Mary I all under one roof as part of a new exhibition celebrating the reign of the Tudor monarchs.
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New coin to mark Prince George’s first birthday

The Royal Mint is to strike a £5 silver coin in honour of the first birthday of the son of Prince William and Catherine, His Royal Highness, Prince George of Cambridge.

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King Richard III reconstructed head. Credit Leicester City Council

Richard III visitor centre to open next month

Tickets have gone on sale for the King Richard III Visitor Centre: Dynasty, Death and Discovery, which will open in Leicester on 26 July.

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Don’t miss the new issue of BRITAIN magazine

Come with us as we take an antiques tour of the Cotswolds, go behind the scenes at the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, and commemorate 100 years since the outbreak of WWI, all in the latest issue of BRITAIN magazine.
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Britain commemorates 70th anniversary of D-Day

On 6 June 1944, over 4,000 Allied soldiers lost their lives fighting to free Europe from Nazi oppression. On the 70th anniversary of D-Day, we remember the heroics of that fateful day.

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Credit: Robert F Sargent/National Archives and Records Administration/Wikipedia

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Watch video of the Queen’s speech at the State Opening of Parliament

Her Majesty the Queen today marked the State Opening of Parliament by making a speech in the House of Commons.

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Agapanthus 'Loch Hope' and Anemone hybrida 'Honorine Jobert' in the Rose Garden with the Tower in the distance at Sissinghurst Castle Garden, near Cranbrook, Kent

Win a pair of National Trust day passes

Enter our competition for your chance to win a free day out at a National Trust property.

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Royal Childhood: A Souvenir Book

Win a copy of Royal Childhood: A Souvenir Album

Enter our competition for your chance to win a copy of this beautiful book, which includes intimate portraits of the young Royal Family. Read More »

Master of Trinity House, HRH Princess Royal. Credit: The corporation of Trinity House

500 years of Trinity House celebrated with showcase of rarely seen artefacts

To mark 500 years of Trinity House, a National Maritime Museum exhibition is showcasing over 70 artefacts from the guild’s archives.

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Here is a painting by Geoff Hunt, of the Mary Rose in battle in the solent.

Mary Rose Museum celebrates its 1st anniversary

The Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth celebrates its 1st anniversary this week, but what do you know about King Henry VIII’s favourite ship?

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