Kensington Palace

Discover the home of the young royals

Discover the home of the young royals

Updated 26 April: Kensington Palace opens on 26 May. Tickets are available now.

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

Royal Style in the Making

3 June 2021

Opening at Kensington Palace this summer in the newly-conserved historic Orangery, this new temporary exhibition 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 will be 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 Style in the Making exhibition trailer

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.

Open 26 May

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.

Open 26 May

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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.

Open 26 May

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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. 

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?

Jewellery gifts

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

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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.

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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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