Prince William and Prince Harry have unveiled a statue of their mother, Diana Princess of Wales, in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on what would have been her 60th Birthday. The unveiling took place at a small family event attended by Diana’s siblings: The Earl Spencer, The Lady Sarah McCorquodale, and The Lady Jane Fellowes, in [read more]
Ahead of the unveiling of the new statue of Diana, Princess of Wales, today at Kensington Palace, the new design for the Sunken Garden, where the statue will stand, has been revealed. The layout and planting scheme has been designed by Pip Morrison and was created by the Gardens and Estates team at Historic Royal [read more]
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.