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A Guide to British Royal Residences

A Guide to British Royal Residences A guided tour to the official Royal residences in and around London past and present Tower of London Constructed: 107os - 1350 Royal Residents The Princes in the Tower (Edward and Richard, the sons of the White Queen) and the ghost of Arbella Stuart - cousin of James I Did you know? Henry VIII's second and fifth wives - Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard - were N- executed on Tower Green Royal Residences Nearest tube stop: Tower Hill (0.4 miles) Tower Bridge Banqueting House Constructed: 1622 Royal Guests James I and Charles I London Tower of Bridge Did you know? King Charles I was executed for treason on a scaffold outside Banqueting House in 1649 after losing the Civil War. London Millenium Buckingham Palace Constructed: 1700s Bridge St Paul's Cathedral Royal Residents George III, Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh Did you know? Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms, including 78 bathrooms. The Prince of Nearest tube stop: Charing Cross (0.3 miles) Wales, The Princess Royal, The Duke of York and Westminster Bridge Westminster Prince William were all Abbey christened in the Palace. Lambeth Palace Nearest tube stop: Victoria or St James Park Houses of Parliament Chelsea Bridge Kensington Palace Constructed: 1605 Banqueting House Buckingham Palace 3 Royal Residents William III and Mary II - the only British royals to reign jointly, Queen Victoria, Princess Diana, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Did you know? It is rumoured that Prince George of Cambridge - son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - is sleeping in a Beatrix Potter-themed The Royal Mews 4 Queens Gallery 5 V&A Museum Queens Gallery The Queens Gallery was created in 1962 after the Kensington Palace nursery at Kensington Palace after his mother made a break with a more traditional antique style of decor. The Royal Mews The Royal Mews house the working stables responsible for the horses pulling the royal carriages. It houses the Gold State Coach which has been original building was destroyed in the Blitz. It is the most significant addition to Buckingham Palace in 150 years. Nearest tube stop: High Street Kensington (0.5 miles) used for every coronation since 1821. Evil Hampton Court Palace Hampton Court Palace Constructed: 1500s Royal Residents Henry VIII, 'Bloody' Mary I, James I, George II the last monarch to lead his troops into battle. Did you know? Hampton Court is said to be haunted by the ghost of Catherine Howard, who was held under house arrest at the AIIAIIAI 田田 palace after being accused of committing adultery. Kew Palace Nearest tube stop: Kew Palace Richmond (5 miles) Constructed: 1631 Royal Residents George II, Queen Caroline, and George III Did you know? Windsor Castle Constructed: 107os - 1528 Eton College Royal Residents William the Conqueror, Edward IV, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh Kew Palace became a centre for botanical research as explorers sent back specimens from across the globe. Did you know? Nearest tube stop: Windsor Castle has been inhabited continuously for almost 1,000 years and 10 monarchs are buried in St Kew Gardens (1.2 miles) Windsor Castle George's Chapel. It was the headquarters of the parliamentary forces during the English Civil War. Nearest train station: Windsor & Eton Riverside (0.4 miles) Sources aspx asp Duchess-Cambridge-decorates-baby-sons-nursery-Beatrix-Potter-theme.html?ITO=1490 THE LONDON PASS Produced by NewsReAch :== : DE ===:

A Guide to British Royal Residences

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A guided tour to the official Royal residences in and around London past and present






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