Kensington Palace

Discover the home of the young royals

Discover the home of the young royals

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Explore the birthplace of Queen Victoria and home to young royals for over 300 years. Walk in the footsteps of royalty in Victoria's re-imagined childhood rooms and the magnificent King's State Apartments and Queen's State Apartments.

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Royal Style in the Making

Until 2 January 2022

This unique temporary exhibition, situated in the newly-conserved historic Orangery, explores the intimate relationship between fashion designer and royal client, revealing the process behind the creation of a number of the most important couture commissions in royal history.

On display is the wedding dress of Diana, Princess of Wales, on show for the first time at Kensington Palace in 25 years, in addition to a rare, surviving toile for the 1937 coronation gown of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother; consort of King George VI. 

 

Royal lace: the wedding dress of Diana, Princess of Wales

The ivory taffeta wedding dress designed for Diana, Princess of Wales, remains an iconic garment in royal wedding dress history, with the bodice of the dress featuring a piece of antique Carrick-ma-cross lace that once belonged to Prince Charles’ great-grandmother, Queen Mary.

Full-length, standing, facing the viewer, head turned half to the right, wearing a white dress with a diaphanous blue wrap, holding a posie of flowers in her right hand; beside a path in a parkland setting, with Kensington Palace in the distance, on the right.
Things to see Highlights

Discover the story of Princess Victoria, the young girl destined to be queen, in the rooms where she was born and raised at Kensington Palace.

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The King's State Apartments interior
Highlights Things to see

Wander through the lavish rooms of the King's State Apartments, each one grander than the last, at Kensington Palace.

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A large four poster bed covered in detailed period fabric, in a bedroom covered in dark green wall decor
Things to see

Explore the beautiful private rooms at Kensington Palace where Mary II once took her meals, relaxed and entertained.

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More about Kensington Palace

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Modern royals at Kensington Palace

As well as being a popular visitor destination, Kensington Palace is the official residence of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children. 

Watch Kensington Palace: Behind Closed Doors

Catch up on My5

Kensington Palace: Behind Closed Doors is an intimate look at the palace that has been a private home to the Royal Family for more than three hundred years. 

 

Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria grew up at Kensington Palace. She became queen aged 18 and ruled for 63 years.

The Georgians

Who were the Georgians – the kings who gave their name to an age?

Kensington Palace Sunken Garden range

Discover our brand-new 'Sunken Garden' range, inspired by the lovely green oasis next to Kensington Palace.

Support us

We are a charity and there are several ways you can support us.

Conservator using a microscope to view material

Make a donation

Help us to conserve these historic buildings, ensuring they are here for future generations to enjoy. We raise all our own funds and depend on your support.

Volunteer sitting down in front of Kensington Palace

Volunteer with us

Volunteers support the palaces in many different ways. See what roles we have available and register your interest.

The Queen's Staircase, looking north-west. Showing wall paintings by William Kent.

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