Instead of posting about a book this Friday, I wanted to share a new DVD set from the BBC that I am very excited to watch this weekend—The Diamond Queen and The Queen's Palaces. These DVDs have been released in honor of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, which is being celebrated in the United Kingdom this week.
I am completely obsessed with royal palaces, so I can't wait to take a look at the Queen’s official residences featured in the DVD: Buckingham Palace, which most of us think of as the Queen's home; Windsor Castle, which dates back to the 11th century and has gone from medieval fortress to a romantic fantasy; and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, formerly a monastery, and now home of objects from the Royal Collection that are bound to Palace’s turbulent history.
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