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The Royals

A true British institution, the Royal Family is considered to be one of the country’s main attractions. From their illustrious palaces and their intriguing traditions to their deep roots in Britain’s history, the Monarchy continues to be a symbol of the nation.

With HM Queen Elizabeth II celebrating her Diamond Jubilee in 2012 and the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall winning over the hearts of the world, there’s never been a better time to be a Royal

The Queen has received in excess of three million items of correspondence during her 60-year reign

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10 things you might not know about Bloody Mary

Discover the turbulent life of England’s first queen in her own right, Queen Mary I, and how she got her fearsome reputation…

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February: Tudor of the Month – Lord James Stewart

With Tudor Times we profile a different figure every month. Here, Melita Thomas explores the Scottish Lord James Stewart, Regent Moray.

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January: Tudor of the Month – Lady Margaret Beaufort

Together with Tudor Times we profile a different figure every month. Here, Melita Thomas tackles the mother of the Tudor dynasty.

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The Victorian origins of Christmas traditions

Why do we send cards, eat turkey and decorate a tree at Christmas? Here’s our run down of how and why we celebrate the festive season the way we do.

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Kensington Palace. Credit: Chris Jelf/Kensington Palace via Getty Images

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge release new photo

Kensington Palace has shared a beautiful new image of the royal couple and their two young children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

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Princess Charlotte at six months. Credit: HRH The Duchess of Cambridge/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Princess Charlotte at six months

Celebrating Princess Charlotte at six months old, two new photographs, taken by her mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, have been released…

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HM Queen Elizabeth II, wearing fuschia, visits Liverpool’s Albert Dock during her Diamond Jubilee tour in 2012 Credit: Shaun Jeffers / Shutterstock.com

90 years of style: inside HM The Queen’s wardrobe

The largest exhibition of Her Majesty The Queen’s wardrobe will mark our monarch’s 90th birthday in 2016.

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Beautiful Brompton: support suffragette’s cemetery

This week, with the release of the film Suffragette, Brompton Cemetery in west London, the final resting place of Emmeline Pankhurst, makes an urgent request for public support for its restoration.

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The Tudor kings and queens of England

The subject of countless books and films, the Tudors are the most iconic royal house whose reign saw the Reformation, defeat of the Spanish Armada and the execution of Anne Boleyn

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Who killed Lord Darnley? BRITAIN investigates

Lord Darnley, the spouse of Mary, Queen of Scots, was not a good husband, so when he and his manservant were found dead at Kirk o’Field in 1567, suspicion fell on his famous wife, but the Royal Society of Edinburgh recently re-opened the case…

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