Secrets Of The Royal Palaces

Series 1

Series 1, Episode 8 - Palace of St James

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Hidden in Central London, the Palace of St James is the real seat of royal power. Originally built for Anne Boleyn, by the time it was finished her marriage with Henry VIII was over.

Series 1, Episode 7 - Holyrood House

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Holyrood House in Edinburgh, the official royal residence in Scotland, was founded as a fortress, and has a bloody history. Mary Queen of Scots saw her secretary murdered in front of her there, and it is also where her second husband was murdered.

Series 1, Episode 6 - Kensington Palace

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Kensington Palace has been home to many Royals since the 17th Century. Christopher Wren expanded the former Nottingham House into a palace, which some describe as a bit of a 'botched job'.

Series 1, Episode 4 - Sandringham House

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Sandringham in Norfolk is one of the few royal residences owned personally by the Windsors. It was purchased in 1861 for the rakish Prince Edward, to curb his ways, but it proved to be the perfect palace for a party.

Series 1, Episode 2 - Balmoral Castle

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Part medieval fortress, part French chateau, Balmoral is not to everyone's taste but it provides a retreat from prying eyes for the Royals. Architectural historian Jonathan Foyle casts his eye over the palace, as some of its many secrets are brought out into the light.

Series 1, Episode 1

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An unveiling of some of the many secrets held by Buckingham Palace, including its former rat problem, and the part it played in Charles and Diana's courtship.