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Diana Princess of Wales

Statue of Diana, Princess of Wales unveiled

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]

Exhibitions

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.