Take Your Very Own Virtual Tour Of Buckingham Palace!

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(PCM) For those that have always dreamed about taking a tour of the world-famous Buckingham Palace in England, but have unfortunately not been able to afford the trip are in luck! You can now take virtual tour of the Queen’s home and palace without ever having to leave your home.

For the first time ever, the royal splendor of Buckingham Palace can be enjoyed from your smart phone or computer by taking a virtual tour of the palace, complete with a tour guide. This was made possible by the Royal Collection Trust, a charity that manages the historic building, partnering with Google’s Expedition pioneer program,which allows teachers to take schoolchildren on guided adventures through places like a coral reef or the surface of Mars.

During the virtual tour you can learn about the rich history surrounding Buckingham Palace including it’s architecture, art work, and many various rooms including the Green Drawing Room, the White Drawing Room, the Throne Room and gorgeous Picture Gallery to name a few. You can use your mouse as a way to control your viewpoint and can get a wonderful 360 degree look at every nook and cranny.  The virtual tour is just gorgeous and certainly worth about 10 minutes of your time to learn about the history and mythology behind this great structure.

 

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Queen Elizabeth Has Epic Plans For Her 90th Birthday Celebration!

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(PCM) Queen Elizabeth II will be celebrating her 90th birthday on April 21st of next year and she plans to celebrate in epic fashion!

Proving that she is very much still young at heart the Queen says “Everything we do, we do for the young”. She plans to include over 1,500 performers and 900 horses for her birthday celebration event which will take place for 90 minutes each day from May 12 thru May 15.

The 25,000 tickets to the Queens birthday event next year sold out in minutes and it is being touted as of course a “once in a lifetime event”.  A member of the royal family will be present for each night’s festivities and the Queen herself will be making in appearance only on the final evening of May 15.

Queen Elizabeth II took hold of the throne when she was just 25 years old and has held the position for over 60 years. Long live the Queen … yes, indeed!

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Queen Elizabeth Is Now Britain’s Longest Reigning Monarch! Kellogs Releases Limited Edition Cereal To Commemorate!

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(PCM) 89-year old Queen Elizabeth has made history now that she has officially become Britain’s longest reigning monarch. She has been in reign for 63 years and seven months which surpasses the reign of her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria. Elizabeth was crowned Queen after the death of her father, George VI back in 1952.

Kellogs cereal is paying their own tribute to Queen Elizabeth’s reign by releasing a limited edition cereal called Queen Flakes that will feature edible diamonds and pearls as it has been revealed that Queen Elizabeth enjoys starting her day with a bowl of cornflakes. The limited-edition cereal will feature macadamia nuts (The Queen’s favorites)  as well!

Kellogs is an official supplier to the palace, however unfortunately the limited-edition Queen Flakes will only be available in Great Britain.

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Slice Of Cake From The Royal Wedding In 2011 Sells For $7,500

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(PCM) Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, CA has just sold a slice of wedding cake from the 2011 royal wedding of Prince William and Dutchess Catherine for the whopping sum of $7,500!

In fact, the auction house claims they were only expecting to receive about $1,000 or $2,000 at most for the cake slice. The slice is a fruit cake, which according to CNNMoney was eight tiers tall and took the bakers five weeks to make. It is also said that the cake will peak in flavor 13 months after it was baked and comes in a tin along with a blank invitation to the wedding presented on the Queen’s stationary.

The cake was made by Chef Fiona Cairns and her team and is decorated with icing flowers, petals and leaves. The auction buyer has been revealed as Gee Chuang, the CEO of Listia.com and he claims that he plans to give the slice of royal wedding cake away on his website to celebrate William and Catherine’s upcoming fourth wedding anniversary this April.

A few years back Julien’s auction house also sold a slice of Prince William’s parents, Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding cake that was about 27 years old for the amount of $6,000.

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DNA Evidence Reveals That It Was King Richard III’s Remains Found Under A Parking Lot Structure

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(PCM) Researchers are nearly 100% sure, 99.999% to be exact, that the remains that were discovered underneath of a parking lot indeed are those of King Richard III. The details surrounding the King’s death have been a mystery for nearly 530 years.

King Richard III died in battle in 1485 and part of the mystery is that church that had originally marked his grave had been demolished, so researchers had to locate the spot where the church had once stood. When they finally tracked down the location of the churches foundation it turned out to be located underneath of a parking lot structure.

King Richard III’s skeletal remains were exhumed after the researchers were able to dig up the parking lot and based upon the age, battle scars and the remnants of scoliosis they were able to conclude that the remains were those of the King. To achieve absolute certainty more extensive DNA testing needed to be conducted.

DNA from the past, especially ancient times is incredibly hard to work with as after death the DNA strands begin to break down into smaller and smaller strands. Researchers had to use the utmost care not to ruin their samples and the analysis was done in completely sterile conditions and checked multiple times for accuracy.

The group of researchers tracked down living relatives of King Richard III and analyzed their DNA compared to that of the remains and the connections were a match. There was only one break in the chain, however that may have been caused by a case of infidelity where a child was fathered by someone other than the man who believes they are the father. That type of situation happened quite frequently back in that time period. It would be very difficult to try to figure out exactly when the infidelity would have taken place.

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King Richard III To Finally Be Buried At Leicester This March

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(PCM) After many, many years of legal battles the body of King Richard III will finally be buried in Leicester this coming March. There are already plans in place for a reinterment ceremony that will conclude a weeks worth of activities planned to honor the fallen monarch in Leicestershire.

King Richard III’s remains were discovered by an archaeological team under a council car park in Leicester back in 2012. Direct descendants of the monarch disputed the decision to reinter the remains in Leicester and felt instead his final resting place should be York.

The case went through a lengthy court battle, but ultimately the judge ruled that King Richard III’s remains were to be reintered in Leicester. Many of those in opposition have also spoken out claiming that Leicester only wants to keep the remains for financial profit rather than honor.

The remains of King Richard III have become quite the tourist attraction in the area and there are even plans for a King Richard III tour. The tour will take visitors to the grave site where his remains were first discovered, as well as other important milestone areas of his life. Nearly, 200,000 tourists have already visited a temporary exhibition that was set up after his remains were first discovered.

King Richard III was crowned King in the year 1483 and then was killed in the battle of Bosworth in August of 1485, only completing a two year reign. A hearse containing his remains will travel throughout the villages surrounding Leicester, marking the King’s movements as he made his way to his final resting place in Bosworth.

For three days the public will be allowed to visit the remains and pay their respects at Leicester cathedral and the reinterment service will be invitation only but broadcast live on Channel 4.

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