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]
At Kensington Palace in the early hours (4.15 am) of 24 May 1819, Alexandrina Victoria was born to Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, and Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (the Duchess of Kent), as Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandrina Victoria of Kent. For Queen Victoria’s bicentenary, Kensington Palace plays host to two exhibitions about [read more]
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]
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.
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]
A new statue of Diana, Princess of Wales is to be created by the sculptor whose portrait of the Queen also appears on the coins, Kensington Palace has announced. Princes William and Harry announced last January they had commissioned a statue of their mother and they have now selected arts Ian Rank-Broadley to carry out [read more]