Click on the links to visit the recommended websites.
Royal London and the Royal Family today
Websites to visit
Find out about The Queen's garden parties held at Buckingham Palace.
Watch a clip about Kensington Palace, home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their family.
See Catherine Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, walk down the aisle of Westminster Abbey on her wedding day in 2011.
Can you spot members of the Royal family, including Queen Elizabeth II, at the Chelsea Flower Show held on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea?
See The Queen's Birthday Parade, also known as "Trooping the Colour" held at Horse Guards.
Browse photos of the State Opening of Parliament. (Click on "View the pictures".)
More about Royal London
Websites to visit
Find out about the Tower of London and the Yeoman Warders, also known as Beefeaters.
Meet the Ravenmaster and his ravens at the Tower of London.
Take a guided tour of Hampton Court Palace led by an actor dressed as one of Henry VIII's Yeomen of the Guard.
Walk through The Houses of Parliament.
Watch a video about Big Ben and its home at the Houses of Parliament. (For more about the Houses of Parliament, click on the playlist.)
Take a virtual tour of St Paul's Cathedral.
Explore a timeline of the Historic Royal Palaces - Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle.
Royal crowns and clothing
Websites to visit
Watch a video about the Crown Jewels.
Zoom in on the Imperial State Crown. (Use the zoom tools on the left or choose another picture of the crown just below the main image.)
See The Queen's 1953 Coronation robes and diadem, or crown.
Watch a video about the recreation of Henry VIII's crown.
Discover what King Henry VIII would have worn and find out who could wear what in Tudor times.
Find out abut the expensive fabrics and different items of clothing worn by Elizabeth I.
Compare clothing worn by the Royals and other wealthy people from the 1540s to 1690s.
Royal London history
Websites to visit
Find out what happened when William the Conqueror invaded England in 1066. (Click on the image to begin.)
Quick facts about London in Tudor and Stuart times.
Find out about Henry VIII, his wives and try a quiz about Queen Victoria. (To print out a Royal family tree, scroll down and click on the "Family tree" pdf link in the "Even more" box.)
Listen to a story about the Great Fire of London.
Zoom into a painting of Queen Victoria's Coronation at Westminster Abbey. (Click on the image.)
Quick facts and profiles of monarchs from William the Conqueror to Queen Elizabeth II.
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About this book
Royal London sticker book
- A sumptuous sticker book to discover the majestic history of Royal London.
- Each double page is packed with information about a royal palace or location, with outlines for placing the colourful photographic stickers of royal coaches, costumes, portraits, crowns, insignia and other royal regalia.
- With over 100 stunning stickers of famous paintings and photographs of London, the Royal Family, and London landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, St Pauls, Hampton Court.
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