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Great Britain, London: Ravens Guarding the Tower of London

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When you visit the Tower of London, you learn the superstition about why there always are ravens guarding it. Look for the raven master near the line to go in to the Crown Jewels. He’s happy to chat with you.

 

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Austria, Innsbruck: Cinderella Swarovski Crystal Worlds

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Aha, so that’s where the prince had Cinderella’s glass slipper made! (at Swarovksi)

Great Britain, London: Beefeater Guarding the Crown Jewels

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Two “red and black” guards, keeping an eye on the crowds going in to see the British Crown Jewels. The line moves fast and it sure was worth it. These Yeomen Warders of Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower of London, are Members of the Sovereign’s Body Guard of the Yeoman Guard Extraordinary, and are more commonly known as the Beefeaters. You can skip the crowds at Buckingham Palace and do two-for-the-price of one and see them here at the Tower of London.

Great Britain, London: A Prince of a Man

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A chance to “dress up” as Prince Albert in Kensington Palace, London.

Great Britain, London: Queen for a Minute

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We loved the way you could maneuver the reflections in a glass case in Kensington Palace to look like you are wearing Queen Victoria’s crown.

 

Great Britain, London: Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

She was quite the catch.

 

Great Britain, London: Princess Di’s Gowns

Diana’s gowns are displayed in Kensington Palace with descriptions of where she wore them. She was much taller than we thought.

Great Britain, London: A Princess Sitting at a Queen’s Desk

Photo op at Queen Victoria’s desk in Kensington Palace. On the desk are her diary notes from the day when she became Queen in this very Palace.

Great Britain, London: The World’s Princess

Photos of Princess Di and her boys in Kensington Palace which is included on the London City Pass.

Great Britain, London: Royal Wallpaper

Loved loved loved the wallpaper drawings of Princess Diana in Kensington Palace where she lived. Her sons now live here with their families. This wall is hidden in a little hallway near the public bathroom.