The Favourite costume display

View costumes from The Favourite on display in the Cartoon Gallery at Hampton Court Palace.

View costumes from The Favourite on display in the Cartoon Gallery at Hampton Court Palace.

When

  • Daily until 10 March 2018

Ticketing information

See costumes from The Favourite in the Cartoon Gallery as part of your ticket to the palace.

Other filming locations, including Fountain Court and Henry VIII's Kitchens, are also included in your ticket.

Included in palace admission (members go free)

View costumes created for Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz in The Favourite, and see the historic filming locations for key scenes, at Hampton Court Palace this spring.

The Favourite explores the relationships and power struggles of Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) and two of her closest female attendants: Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) and Abigail Hill (Emma Stone).

Scenes from the movie were filmed at Hampton Court Palace in the spring of 2017. The Cartoon Gallery, Fountain Court, and Henry VIII's Kitchens all appear on screen and are included in your palace admission ticket.

A modern interpretation of courtly fashions

Costumes on display in the Cartoon Gallery include Sarah's stunning black ballgown and her more masculine riding outfit, plus Abigail's lady in waiting dress and her denim maid's outfit.

Also included is Queen Anne's simple nightgown, in which Olivia Colman performed some of the film's most moving scenes.

More costumes can also be seen at Kensington Palace where many of the historical events that inspired the film took place.

The costumes were designed by three-time Oscar winning costume designer Sandy Powell.

While the costumes take inspiration from 18th century silhouettes, Powell has experimented with colour, fabric and design to create a modern interpretation of courtly fashions.

Still from the feature film The Favourite
Still from The Favourite showing Rachel Weisz as Sarah Churchill dancing in a baroque ballroom surrounded by courtiers and musicians
Still from The Favourite showing Emma Stone as Abigail Masham lying on the ground, wearing a dark blue gown in the 18th century style

Queen Anne at Hampton Court Palace

A high-level view of the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace, looking down over the dark brown choir stalls and chequered floor, along the stone Tudor windows and blue painted vaulted ceiling.

As sovereign Queen Anne occupied the King's Apartments at Hampton Court Palace, which were built for William III. Her work on the palace can be seen to this day.

Anne commissioned opulent new decoration for her husband's drawing room — now called the Queen's Drawing Room — and transformed the appearance of the Chapel Royal. The trees she had planted in The Great Fountain Garden still grow there today.

Anne had poor health and lost 18 children to miscarriage, stillbirth and early death. Her eldest son, William Duke of Gloucester, was born here at Hampton Court Palace in 1689, but died in 1700, aged only 11.

Detail of The Queen's Drawing Room at Hampton Court Palace with Queen Anne in the centre surrounded by personified virtues.
Families Highlights

Explore the baroque palace and decide if you could be a royal favourite.

07 January - 31 March 2019

Hampton Court Palace

Daily at 11:45, 13:15 and 14:45 in Clock Court. Duration 40 mins.

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The King's Great Bedchamber, looking north. 

Objects seen include the state bed (1716) carved by Richard Roberts (active 1714-29), "Purchase of the Field of Ephron" wall tapestry attributed to Pieter Coeck van Aelst (1502-50) (on the right of the image), also showing part of the ceiling painting (c1701) by Antonio Verrio (c. 1639-1707).
Things to see

Enjoy the beautiful State Apartments and private rooms of William III and Mary II at Hampton Court Palace as part of your visit.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Still from the feature film The Favourite
Things to see Highlights

See costumes from The Favourite, the critically-acclaimed film starring Olivia Colman as Queen Anne on display at Kensington Palace.

Until 08 March 2019 (closed 08-14 February)

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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Dachshund bronze finish garden ornament

This playful bronze effect dachshund will charm any new owner. This fun decorative garden ornament features a miniature dachshund dog standing on its hind legs and is inspired by the history of royal dogs.

£19.99

This red crown tree decoration has been blown by mouth from glass and is beautifully hand decorated with a thin layer of silver plate added to the inside.

Red crown glass tree decoration

Crowns and coronets are symbolic of royalty and this red crown decoration is the perfect way to remember your visit to the palace.

£14.99

This beautiful ceramic bauble features a Palace Crest design, designed exclusively for Historic Royal Palaces.

Royal Palace Crest fine bone china bauble

This beautiful ceramic bauble features a Palace Crest design, designed exclusively for Historic Royal Palaces.

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