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Arts & Culture

The State Dining Room. 
Credit: Royal Collection Trust / (c) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019.

Summer Opening at Buckingham Palace: Queen Victoria’s Palace

To mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria, a special exhibition: Queen Victoria’s Palace at this years Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace, will tell the story of how the young monarch turned the unloved royal residence into the centre of the social, cultural and official life of […]

by × August 1, 2019 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

Royal Collection Trust / (c) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018

Prince & Patron at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace

‘I have always been captivated by the astonishing range of fascinating things in the Royal Collection that have been collected or commissioned by my ancestors over the generations. This is what, for me, makes the Royal Collection so special, representing, as it does, the unique craftsmanship and skill of the people who made them. […]

by × July 23, 2018 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Fashion

Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe at Buckingham Palace

Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe at Buckingham Palace

A Queen does not dress to impress. Having no social superiors she does not need to. Visitors to this year’s Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are in for a sartorial royal treat. Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe will see an […]

by × July 26, 2016 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

A Royal Welcome at Buckingham Palace

A Royal Welcome at Buckingham Palace

This summer visitors to Buckingham Palace will experience what it is like to attend an event at the invitation of Her Majesty The Queen. Special films and displays have been set up throughout the 19 State Rooms to give a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Royal Household staff busy at work. […]

by × August 20, 2015 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Royal Childhood, Buckingham Palace

Royal Childhood, Buckingham Palace

This year’s special exhibition to coincide with the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace, chronicles the lives of royal children over 250 years. Royal Childhood features well-loved toys, treasured family gifts, and outfits belonging to nine generations of the royal family. More than 150 objects are on display, set against a […]

by × July 27, 2014 × 3 comments

Arts & Culture, Fashion

Summer Opening at Buckingham Palace: The Queen’s Coronation 1953

Summer Opening at Buckingham Palace: The Queen’s Coronation 1953

‘Opposite are row upon row of peeresses mounting towards the very roof: They look like a lovely hunk of fruit cake; the damson jam of the velvet bordered with the clotted cream of ermine and sprinkled with the sugar of diamonds’ – Norman Hartnell – The largest exhibition ever mounted […]

by × July 27, 2013 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration, Buckingham Palace

Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration, Buckingham Palace

Last Friday, the day before the official summer opening of Buckingham Palace,  I visited a remarkably quiet palace (if you discount the assembled media and camera crews), to attend the launch of Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration. To mark Her Majesty The Queen’s 6o-year reign, this very special exhibition, curated by […]

by × July 2, 2012 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

The Royal Wedding Dress: A Story of Great British Design

The Royal Wedding Dress: A Story of Great British Design

Last week I slipped behind the gilded gates of Buckingham Palace to view the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress which, this year, is part of the Summer Opening. When The Queen departs for her summer holiday, Buckingham Palace throws open its doors for two months and visitors can wander along the red-carpeted corridors through the spectacular state rooms whilst marvelling at […]

by × August 9, 2011 × 1 comment

Food

Chocolates Fit for a Queen

Chocolates Fit for a Queen

Prestat’s hand-finished chocolates have been part of the Royal Family’s private and public life for decades – sailing round the world on the Royal Yacht Britannia and being much sought after at state banquets. There is no better nor more regal introduction to Prestat’s choclates than their opulently packaged Jewel […]

by × September 21, 2010 × 0 comments