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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
Windsor Castle

Everything you need to know about Windsor Castle

It’s the setting for the wedding of the year in May, but how much do you know about the history of the largest inhabited castle in the world, asks Sally Coffey

Harry and Meghan china

Souvenirs celebrating Harry and Meghan’s wedding go on sale

From mugs to biscuits, souvenirs are being produced to celebrate marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

WQueen Victoria and Prince Albert in a painting by Edwin Landseer depecting the couple at Windsor Castle

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert: a royal love story

From their early courtship to Albert’s untimely death, the love affair between Queen Victoria and Prince Albert showed a warmer side to the Queen

The Crown Jewels of England can be seen at the Jewel house at the Tower of London

Crown Jewels of England: The etiquette of what to wear when

Royal crowns, robes and ceremonial regalia have been kept at the Tower of London for more than 600 years. Do you know what items of the Crown Jewels of England should be used when?

By Royal Appointment: History of Royal Warrants

As previous holder Rigby & Peller is stripped of its status, we look back at the history of Royal Warrants, which are held by suppliers to the Royal Family

Inside Buckingham Palace: take a behind-the-scenes tour

The State Rooms at Buckingham Palace open to the public each summer. Don’t miss your chance to go behind-the-scenes at the Queen’s London home

Guards at entrance to Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Visiting Windsor Castle: HM The Queen’s weekend home

Find out all about visiting Windsor Castle, the location for this year’s royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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

King James I (James VI of Scotland)

Who was James VI? How did he escape the Gunpowder Plot?

King James oversaw a relatively peaceful reign, despite Guy Fawkes trying to blow up the Houses of Parliament. He was King of Scotland as James VI from 1567 and King of England and Ireland as…

Lady Astor Suite, Cliveden House, Queen Victoria’s hideaways | Royal bedrooms you can stay in

Royal bedrooms you can stay in

What could be more extravagant than a stay in a bedroom once used by Queen Elizabeth I or Queen Victoria? Here are some of the most splendid royal bedrooms you can stay in

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