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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
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at a photocall for their engagement in the Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace, London, 27 November 2017

Prince Harry and Meghan expecting a baby

Kensington Palace has announced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child. The news comes just five months after the couple were married at Windsor Castle. The baby is due to…

Duchess of Sussex tiara

Wedding outfits of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to go on display

The wedding outfits of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are to go on display at Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in a special new exhibition, A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of…

Thornbury Castle

Stay at a royal retreat

From castles and estates to hotels and inns, Britain has a wonderful selection of places to stay with a royal flavour

Mary Tudor with Charles Brandon

Tudor of the month: Mary, the queen who married for love

Mary Tudor, a beautiful English Princess, defied her brother, Henry VIII, and married for love The youngest surviving child of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, born in 1496, Mary was a beautiful English princess…

Buckingham Palace

Behind the scenes at Buckingham Palace

We shine the spotlight on the most splendid of all the Queen’s homes, which opens up to the public every summer

The Royal Tennis Court, Hampton Court

Real Tennis: the sport of kings

Literally the game of kings, Real Tennis is exactly what it sounds like. Unlike Lawn Tennis and Squash, it’s the genuine article: proper tennis Henry VIII was into it, wasn’t he? Like many pastimes, tennis…

The Triforium, Westminster Abbey

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries open at Westminster Abbey

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries, set some 52 feet above the Abbey’s floor in the 13th-century triforium, has opened to the public for the first time in 700 years The triforium, tucked beneath the vaults,…

History of Royal Ascot

History of Royal Ascot

The 300-year story of racing at Ascot begins in 1711, when Queen Anne put the idea into motion to pursue her love of horse racing The 300-year story of racing at Ascot begins in 1711, when…

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle: The largest inhabited castle in the world

How much do you know about the history of the largest inhabited castle in the world? Though the origins of Windsor Castle go all the way back to 1070 when William the Conqueror ordered the construction…

George V

Who was George V? Why did he change the Royal Family’s name? 

King George V promoted the reach of the British Empire and encouraged the idea of a coalition between the three major political parties. He ruled from 1910-1936 As a descendant of Prince Albert and the…