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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

HM The Queen will celebrate her official birthday on June 11 Credit: Getty Images/Shutterstock

Timeline of HM The Queen’s life and reign

To mark her 90th year, we chart Queen Elizabeth II’s journey from young princess who was third in line to the throne to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.

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Fashioning a Reign opens in Edinburgh today

The largest exhibition of Her Majesty The Queen’s wardrobe, Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style, opens today – our monarch’s 90th birthday – in Scotland. 

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The Queen and members of the Royal Family watch the Trooping the Colour from the balcony of Buckingham Palace

Sign our card to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday

As the Queen’s 90th birthday approaches, sign our card to send your best wishes to our nation’s longest-reigning monarch.

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Tudor of Month: Queen Mary I

With Tudor Times we profile a different figure every month. Here, Melita Thomas explores Mary Tudor, England’s first sovereign queen.

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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

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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