Diana, Princess of Wales’s wedding dress to go on display in Royal Style in the Making exhibition

With Kensington Palace reopening for visitors, it will give a little extra treat to those returning or, perhaps visiting for the first time, in a new temporary exhibition in the historic Orangery. Royal Style in the Making will feature some never-before-seen items from the archives from celebrated royal couturiers of the 20th century alongside their [read more]

Book Reviews

The Young Victoria by Deirdre Murphy Book Review

Kensington Palace is celebrating the birth of Queen Victoria within their walls 200 years ago with two exhibitions – Victoria: Woman and Crown and Victoria: A Royal Childhood. Accompanying the exhibition is the exhibitions is the hardcover The Young Victoria by the late Deirdre Murphy who was senior curator at Historic Royal Palaces until her death [read more]

The Year of Queen Victoria (2019)

Victoria’s first morning as Queen

Kensington Palace shared this video about a fascinating document now on display as part of Victoria: A Royal Childhood, and Victoria’s first morning as Queen from experts Claudia Williams and Victoria Iglikowski. The document is on loan from The National Archives.


Historic Royal Palaces to mark the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth with major new exhibition at Kensington Palace

On 24 May 1819, the future Queen Victoria was born at Kensington Palace. To mark the bicentenary of this event, Historic Royal Palaces has announced a major new exhibition at Kensington Palace in 2019. The suite of rooms occupied by the future Queen and her mother will be reimagined through a display of remarkable objects [read more]