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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

Carriages on the Long Walk in front of Windsor Castle. Credit: 4Corners Images

Don’t miss the latest issue of BRITAIN magazine

For this issue we’ve toured the British Isles to bring you 25 of our most spectacular stately homes, as well as historic Cotswold inns to snuggle up in this winter, the story of the Lost Tudor Princess and an exploration of beautiful Royal Berkshire.

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WIN a coin celebrating a reign like no other

Enter our competition to win a limited edition coin from The Royal Mint celebrating Her Majesty’s reign

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Ludlow Castle in Shropshire was Edward's childhood home. Credit: VisitBritain/Britain on View

Edward IV: the first Yorkist king

Jeffrey James, author of new book Edward IV: Glorious Son of York, introduces the charismatic older brother of King Richard III, a key figure in the Wars of the Roses.
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Auckland Castle in County Durham. Credit: Auckland Castle

Gunpowder, treason and plot at Auckland Castle

A new exhibition, opening at County Durham’s Auckland Castle on October 16, reunites embroidered vestments for the first time in over 340 years and offers fresh insight into the era of the Gunpowder Plot.
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Sign our congratulations card for HM The Queen

As HM The Queen surpasses the record of her great great grandmother, Queen Victoria, to become our longest reigning monarch, this is your chance to congratulate her on her incredible achievements.

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Scone Palace, the crowning place of the king of Scots. Credit: Scone Palace

Robert the Bruce’s throne arrives at Scone Palace

A replica of King Robert the Bruce’s Great Throne returns to Scone Palace where the first king of Scotland was crowned.

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HM The Queen resplendent in red Credit: Getty Images/Shutterstock

HM The Queen: 10 of our favourite anecdotes

We reveal these royal titbits which shed light on HM Queen Elizabeth II’s extraordinary character.

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Royal Mint celebrates longest reign: our top 10 facts

The Royal Mint celebrates Her Majesty The Queen becoming the longest reigning monarch with the unveiling of new coins

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Palace exhibitions mark HM The Queen’s long reign

Beautiful photos of the monarch in public and private are now on display at Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
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Tudor of the Month: Katherine Grey

Together with Tudor Times we profile a different figure every month. Here, Melita Thomas tackles Lady Katherine Grey, a woman imprisoned by her royal blood.

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