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Festive return to Victorian values at Kensington Palace this Christmas

Helpers in costume decorating the tree in the state apartments of Kensington Palace, west London. The palace will be decked out as it was when the young Princess Victoria lived there, with contemporary seasonal activities including a pantomime, Mother Hubbard.

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