An evening at Kensington Palace
Tuesday 10 July 2018, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Where to meet up: See ticket
Join us for an exclusive evening visit to Kensington Palace, hosted by Sam Owen of Historic Royal Palaces.
There will be drinks and canapés in the Sunken Garden if the weather is fine (otherwise inside the entrance hall), followed by a private guided tour of the exhibition Diana: Her Fashion Story, which traces the evolution of her dress style: from demure to confident glamour.
We will also be able to visit the King’s State Apartments, the Queen’s State Apartments and, as a further treat, the exhibition Victoria Revealed.
The King’s State Apartments were largely designed for George I, and they were designed to impress: from the grand staircase through the presence chamber to the privy chamber.
The Queen’s State Apartments, designed for William and Mary by Christopher Wren when they made the palace the monarch’s residence in 1689, are more private.
Victoria Revealed is the permanent exhibition which since 2004 has been held in the rooms where Victoria lived until she became queen in 1837. The exhibition consists of over 300 objects. Some are very personal, such as the dolls she made as a little girl and a stunning pink embroidered Ottoman jacket which shows her crucial role as a diplomat, while others are paintings, photography and sculptures by Victoria’s favourite artists. New items for the 2018 version of the exhibition is a stunning diamond and emerald parure (jewel set), consisting of tiara, necklace, earrings and brooch, which her beloved Albert designed for her, plus two more magnificent tiaras which belonged to her granddaughter Louise, Princess Royal and Duchess of Fife.
The group will be limited to 60 people, so sign up early. Each participant will be sent a personal ticket, which will contain information about where we meet up before being escorted into the then closed palace.
Kensington Society members £35, non-members £45