His Royal Highness The Prince Philip,
Duke of Edinburgh

Historic Royal Palaces joins the Royal Family and millions of people across the country in mourning the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Following the death of His Royal Highness, there will be changes to opening hours for the gardens at Hampton Court Palace and Hillsborough Castle. For further information, please read our FAQs page.

 

 

Kensington Palace

Please help us maintain the wonderful childhood home of Queen Victoria

Please help us maintain the wonderful childhood home of Queen Victoria

9 April 2021. Following the death of His Royal Highness, there will be changes to opening hours for the gardens at Hampton Court Palace and Hillsborough Castle. For further information, please read our FAQs page

Updated 10 March: Kensington Palace is closed. Following recent government announcements, we are working on our reopening plan and tickets will be on sale soon. Please keep checking back at our website or sign up to our email newsletter for updates.

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.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon

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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Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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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Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Midnight Blue dress on display in glass cabinet
Things to see

View an exquisite piece from the wardrobe of Diana, Princess of Wales.

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Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

More about Kensington Palace

How you can help

With a £100 million shortfall in our finances this year, and as a charity, we have never needed your support more. If you love the palaces and believe in what we do, please consider supporting us or by visiting our online shop.

Members go free

Escape to the past whenever you want when you join us today.

Enjoy unlimited adventures at our palaces, a 10% discount in our shops and cafés, and exclusive events when you become a member of Historic Royal Palaces.

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. 

Jewellery gifts

Discover our memorable collection of jewellery for all occasions, from historic replicas to Valentine’s Day tokens.

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?

Support us

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

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 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.

Become a patron

Step closer to history and join us for unique and amazing events as a patron of Historic Royal Palaces.