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Buckingham Palace With Flowers Blooming In The Queen's Garden, London, England. Credit: Shutterstock

Buckingham Palace: The Queen’s London residence

Take our tour of London’s grandest royal residences and you might even catch a glimpse of Her Majesty at home WORDS MARTHA ALEXANDER London is a city with such a glut of royal buildings, parks and...
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BRITAIN’s top 10…royal residences

We take a look at the top ten elegant royal residences around the UK, from Balmoral to Kensington, to Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. 1. Buckingham Palace, London Buckingham Palace may well be the...

Top 10 British mothers from history

These famous royals, writers and feminists on our top 10 list all have one thing in common – they're mothers. 1. Diana, Princess of Wales (1 July 1961 –31 August 1997) Diana, Princess of Wales was...
10 Majestic facts about Queen Elizabeth II

10 majestic facts about Queen Elizabeth II

Think you know everything there is to know about our reigning monarch? Then why not test yourself with our list of 10 facts?
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 “Queen Elizabeth I slept here” is the sort of claim that is often heard when...
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...
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 became...
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...

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