The House of Windsor – Edward VII

Edward VII

 

Edward VII was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India for just over nine years, and in that time, he proved to be a popular and cordial king. But Edward was not always in favour, particularly with his parents.

In the third blog in our “House of Windsor” series, we take a look at the life of Queen Victoria’s eldest son, Edward VII.

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How Queen Victoria Became Empress Of India

Victoria Memorial, Kolkata, India

India has had a cultural impact on Britain for hundreds of years. You can see its influence in the food and drink that we can consume, and also in our language, with words like “pyjamas” and “shampoo” deriving from Urdu and Hindi respectively. But how did Queen Victoria come to adore a country that she never set foot in, and what role did the East India Company play? Here, we take a brief look back at how Queen Victoria became Empress of India.

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Kensington Palace – Five Facts

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace has been a home to royalty for over 300 years, and it is situated in the smallest borough in London. It has been in the news recently due to the unveiling of the statue of Diana, Princess of Wales, in the Sunken Garden, to mark what would have been her 60th birthday. But how much do you know about this royal residence. Here are five facts you may not know.

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