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The Royal Birthing Room

The Royal Birthing Room

The recently renovated Royal Birthing Room is a tiny bed-closet where Mary, Queen of Scots gave birth to James VI in 19 June 1566. This is a room with a very special significance for Great Britain, as James VI became James I of England in the Union of the Crowns in 1603. Visitors can still see the doorway in Crown Square decorated for the event with a gilded panel bearing the date 1566, and the intertwined initials of Mary along with those of her husband Lord Henry Darnley.

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