Grand residence, especially a royal residence

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Palace: Grand residence, especially a royal residence
A palace is a grand residence, especially a royal residence, or the home of a head of state or some other high-ranking dignitary, such as a bishop or archbishop. The word is derived from the Latin name palātium, for Palatine Hill in Rome which housed the Imperial residences. Most European languages have a version of the term, and many use it for a wider range of buildings than English. In many parts of Europe, the equivalent term is also applied to large private houses in cities, especially of the aristocracy; often the term for a large country house is different. Many historic palaces are now put to other uses such as parliaments, museums, hotels, or office buildings. The word is also sometimes used to describe a lavishly ornate building used for public entertainment or exhibitions, such as a movie palace.


Meghan accuses Palace of 'perpetuating falsehoods' [Video]

Meghan accuses Palace of 'perpetuating falsehoods'

The latest teaser released ahead of Harry and Meghan’s much anticipated interview with Oprah shows the Duchess accused Buckingham Palace of "perpetuating falsehoods". Adam Reed reports.

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