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Granted, the royals probably aren't the easiest to buy for. But a book called Your Arms Remind Me of Pork Luncheon Meat? Really?

Two remanded on Buckingham Palace charge

Two suspected anti-Government protesters were charged today with trespassing at Buckingham Palace.

Poet Gillian Clarke awarded Queen's gold medal

Acclaimed writer Gillian Clarke has been awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, Buckingham Palace announced today.

Scramble to keep Queen on stamps

Buckingham Palace is to hold urgent talks with ministers over its fears that the Queen's head could vanish from British stamps following the Government's sale of the Royal Mail.

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Queen scraps Christmas party in austerity drive

Staff at Buckingham Palace will have to forgo their Christmas party this year after the Queen decided an "ostentatious" celebration is inappropriate in the economic climate.

Palace accused of 'contempt' over heating bills

Buckingham Palace was accused of having "contempt" for ordinary people today after it emerged officials tried to apply for grants, aimed at helping low-income families, to heat royal palaces.

Plan to delay Queen's Speech until 2012 sparks anger in House

The coalition government has been accused of a "major power grab" after announcing it will break more than 50 years of tradition by delaying the next Queen's Speech until 2012.

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BNP chief invited to Queen's party

Nick Griffin, the leader of the British National Party, has secured an invitation to a garden party at Buckingham Palace.

BNP leader to attend Buckingham Palace garden party

British National Party (BNP) leader Nick Griffin has secured an invitation to a Buckingham Palace garden party, it was disclosed today.

Ex-child model jailed for life

A former child model and his friend have been jailed for life for killing a doctor during a robbery within sight of Buckingham Palace.

Robert Verkaik: These royal revelations are merely the tip of the iceberg

There are examples of huge overspends on refurbishments of the occupied palace

Doctor died after attack within sight of Buckingham Palace

A doctor died after being attacked and robbed within sight of Buckingham Palace, the Old Bailey heard today.

Victoria & Albert: Art & Love, The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Those with a low tolerance for vulgarity may notice the following before they pass out on the marble floor: a sofa fashioned from antlers, hooves and teeth; an emerald-handled walking stick; an ivory throne with ruby-eyed tiger-faced hand rests. MTV Cribs has come to Buckingham Palace, and the surprise is that the collected bling of Queen Victoria and her Prince Consort tells the story of their marriage with breathtaking clarity. If you can bear to look, that is.

Royal stables for sale to pay Palace repair bills

Stables built for King Henry VIII 473 years ago may be up for sale, because Buckingham Palace is desperate for money for urgent repairs. The old stables in Royal Mews, in the grounds of Hampton Court, would be expected to fetch £2m.

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