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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

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

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain at the V&A

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain at the V&A

The transformative power of extreme footwear is explored in the V&A’s summer 2015 fashion exhibition, Shoes: Pleasure and Pain. On display are more than 250 pairs of historic and contemporary shoes from around the world, many for the first time. Curator, Helen Persson, has sourced shoes from private individuals, wardrobes […]

by × July 26, 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

Pearls at the V&A

Pearls at the V&A

‘A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls’ – Coco Chanel  Pearls, is a collaborative exhibition between the V&A and Qatar Museums Authority, which explores the history of pearls from the early Roman Empire to the present day. More than 200 pieces of jewellery and works of art are on display, […]

by × October 20, 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

Coutts Bank and London’s Theatreland

Coutts Bank and London’s Theatreland

Coutts & Co has a long history of supporting the performing arts and has looked after the financial affairs of many past clients connected with the arts. Past clients have included Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, Chopin and Berlioz. The Coutts family were always  great fans of the stage. In fact links between […]

by × September 19, 2010 × 0 comments

Travel

The Grove’s Russian Christmas Preview

The Grove’s Russian Christmas Preview

We were recently invited to stay as a guest of  The Grove in Herfordshire for an exclusive preview of their Russian Christmas. The luxury hotel and spa, situated in Chandler’s Cross, is otherwise known as London’s cosmopolitan country estate due to its close proximity to London and a convenient three minute drive from the M25. The sheer grandeur of […]

by × August 1, 2010 × 3 comments