LIVE on Crowdcast, Wednesday 10 February, 7.00 pm
Hampton Court Palace will be closed on Wednesday 19 May 2021. Hampton Court Green car park is closed from 17 May - 20 May and on-site parking may be busier than usual.
Join Lucy Worsley for a romp through centuries of sex and scandal, exploring some of our best-known royal romances. Lucy will be accompanied by her fellow Historic Royal Palaces Curators, Tracy Borman and Brett Dolman, for a job interview with a difference…the role of mistress of the King.
In this one-hour talk, Lucy and her fellow curators will examine some of the salacious gossip that surrounded court throughout the centuries - from forbidden lovers, to notorious mistresses and illegitimate heirs. The candidates up for the role include:
But who will be crowned the winner? It’s up to you to decide.
This event is free to join, but we ask you to consider making a donation of £10 or whatever you can afford.
Historic Royal Palaces is a self-funding charity. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on our finances.
We look forward to you joining our online event.
Our beautifully designed white pencil case features an enchanting design inspired by one of Queen Victoria's crowns and her Honiton Lace flounce from her wedding dress.