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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, 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

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

The Queen: Portraits of a Monarch, Windsor Castle

The Queen: Portraits of a Monarch, Windsor Castle

At Windsor Castle’s Drawings Gallery, The Queen: Portraits of a Monarch is a truly fascinating and rather lovely exhibition which presents a selection of official, commissioned and informal portraits from Her Majesty’s 60-year reign, including work by Cecil Beaton, Lucian Freud, Dorothy Wilding, Andy Warhol and Annie Leibovitz. What makes this […]

by × December 7, 2012 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Hartnell to Amies: Couture By Royal Appointment

Hartnell to Amies: Couture By Royal Appointment

Hartnell to Amies: Couture By Royal Appointment, now showing at the Fashion and Textile Museum, is a fascinating and rather lovely retrospective of London couture, examining the impact of royal celebrity on 20th century British fashion. The beautiful collection – assembled here to coincide with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year […]

by × November 27, 2012 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Will There Be Knights and Dragons?: A Children’s Book about Windsor Castle

Will There Be Knights and Dragons?: A Children’s Book about Windsor Castle

I adore Windsor Castle; it’s always near the top of my ‘must see list’ when I have friends visiting from oversees. The oldest, largest and most famous royal castle in the world is simply enchanting. It’s no surprise it’s one of the Queen’s favourite homes, too. So I was delighted […]

by × April 11, 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

Prestat’s New Praline Truffles

Prestat’s New Praline Truffles

Prestat’s new and very yummy praline truffles are both a chocoholic’s and an aesthetic’s idea of heaven. Nestled in royal purple coloured tissue paper, discovering the red and chocolate-brown (but of course) box covered in golden swirls is my comparable version of finding a golden ticket in a Wonka bar. Prestat’s design and packaging is second to none. In fact, I always keep and […]

by × August 1, 2011 × 0 comments