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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
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

Her Majesty the Queen by Isobel Peachey

Elizabeth II: Britain’s longest reigning monarch

HM The Queen’s sense of duty has made her one of the world’s most respected heads of state. She has been on the throne since 1952

The Prince Regent, Later George IV, in Field-Marshal’s Uniform by Sir Thomas Lawrence

Who was George IV? What were his Regency achievements?

King George IV loved the arts, architecture, fashion and furniture, presiding over the Regency era. He reigned from 1820-1830

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children. The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting her third child

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child

Kensington Palace has confirmed that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting her third child and will be taking a break from official duties.

Princess Diana and John Travolta dance at the White House. Credit: Anwar

Princess Diana: a style icon remembered 20 years on

To mark the 20th anniversary of the death of the Princess of Wales, Kensington Palace is hosting an exhibition of some of her most memorable outfits in a bid to tell Diana’s story through the…

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 

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visit families at Peckham Central School Community Centre

Who was George VI? How did he boost morale during WWII?

King George VI boosted morale during the Second World War but struggled to keep the British Empire together. He reigned from 1936 to 1952 

King William III (1650-1702) after Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723) at Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire

Who were William III and Mary II? What was the Glorious Revolution?

William III and Mary II were joint sovereigns in the ‘Glorious Revolution’, marking the transition to today’s parliamentary monarchy. They reigned from 1689-1702

Kate and William's wedding

Piece of William and Kate’s wedding cake goes up for sale. How much would you pay?

A slice of the fruit cake at the 2011 wedding of the Duke and Duchess sold for almost £6,000 several years ago

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…

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