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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 English Music Festival

The English Music Festival is an annual celebration of music by British composers, held in a number of beautiful venues in Oxfordshire. Its 2012 festival will coincide with the Diamond Jubilee

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The royal honeymoon

So far the royal newlyweds have only managed a short weekend away, but have plans for a longer break. Jordan, the Seychelles, Mustique and Australia have all been floated as possibilities, but the eventual decision…

Kate and William Balcony Kiss

William and Kate Balcony Kiss

The kiss between William and Catherine, now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, was for many the most memorable moment of the day. Once the procession of carriages had…

Royal Wedding Vows

Exchanging of vows at the Royal Wedding

“The genius of an event like this,” said historian Simon Schama, of the royal wedding ceremony, “is its simplicity. It’s simultaneously magnificent and very simple.”

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Glamorous Guests at the Royal Wedding

The spotlight may have been on the happy couple, but the guests at the wedding were well aware that their outfits too would be scrutinized

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Famous Royal Visits to Spa Towns

Spa towns have always enjoyed a close relationship with royalty. Whether as distinguished visitors, trendsetters or patrons, royal guests played a large part in bringing Britain’s spa towns into popularity.

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Royal support to save Tudor Panels at Chichester Cathedral

Prince Charles is the patron of the new appeal launched to save magnificent Tudor Panel Paintings by local artist Lambert Barnard, in Chichester Cathedral, West Sussex.

Step back in time for the visit of a royal princess

An old news reel from 1962 has been found by the owners of Plas Dinas Country House in Snowdonia, showing Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret on an official visit there when she visited nearby Caernarfon.

Ascot Royal Procession

Royal Horse Racing: All the Queen’s horses

Generation after generation, the Royal Family has shared a profound passion for horses and HM Queen Elizabeth’s interest in racing is no state secret. Join us on a ride through Britain’s equestrian scene.

Fit for a King – 500 years of Royal Arms and Armour

The new exhibition Fit for a King, showing 500 years of Royal arms and armour, is now permanently on view in the White Tower at the Tower of London.