History and stories

History and stories

An aerial shot of Kensington Palace

Explore the history and stories behind this stylish palace...

History of Kensington Palace

Explore the history of Kensington Palace's development alongside a timeline of some of its most significant events:

Palace people

Explore Palace people for profiles, stories and little-known facts about some of England’s famous monarchs and interesting characters associated with Kensington Palace:

Monarchs often associated with the palace:

See more profiles of famous kings and queens.

Other people associated with the palace:

Palace highlights

Visit Top things to see and do and discover why these features are not to be missed at Kensington Palace:


Discover the exhibitions and displays at Kensington Palace:



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