Historic Royal Palaces, Inc. was formed by Americans with a passion for iconic royal buildings, namely the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace.
Over hundreds of years the palaces have survived war, revolt and royal scandal as well as seeing great periods of prosperity, peace and enlightenment. These events and stories help us understand our own place in time and how, by learning from the past, we can help shape a better future.
The American Patrons of Historic Royal Palaces Inc aim to celebrate the stories that our friends, supporters and visitors from North America might find particularly interest.
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Did you know?
Sir Walter Raleigh, the courtier and explorer who established the first colony in the New World was imprisoned three times in the Tower of London.
The founder of the State of Pennsylvania, William Penn, was born and baptized near the Tower of London. He famously wrote No Cross, No Crown whilst at the Tower.
In 1734, the founder of Georgia, General James E. Oglethorpe, brought the Native American Chiefs of the Creek tribe to Kensington Palace to meet King George II and Queen Caroline, where they were greeted as Heads of State.
Henry Laurens, a one-time President of the Continental Congress, was imprisoned in the Tower of London for his part in the American struggle for independence.
The British Pavilion at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair was modelled on the Orangery at Kensington Palace.