Alice of Albany

Kensington Palace – A grand royal residence

The magnificent Kensington Palace was once a two-story mansion built by Sir George Coppin in 1605. It was purchased by Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham in 1619 and it then became known as Nottingham House. Joint monarch William and Mary began to search for a new residence, and they purchased Nottingham House from the [read more]

Augusta of Saxe-Gotha

Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World exhibition opens at Kensington Palace

Enlightened Princesses dives into the world of three German Princesses who married into the British royal family. Caroline of Ansbach, Augusta of Saxe-Gotha and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz became either Queen or Princess of Wales (Augusta’s husband predeceased his father, so she never became Queen) and in their respective roles, they became committed patrons of the [read more]