Historic Royal Palaces and the Yale Center for British Art present a new exhibition at Kensington Palace.
Explore the lives of three German princesses, whose marriage into the British royal family and wide-ranging interests placed them at the very heart of the enlightenment underway in 18th century Britain.
From advocating the latest scientific and medical advancements to their involvement in charity work, each princess would subtly alter the role women played in the British royal family, with lasting results.
To reflect the diverse range of interests pursued by Caroline, Augusta and Charlotte, the exhibition will bring together for the first time at the Palace almost 200 objects owned by the princesses, including many highlights from the Royal Collection, the Yale Center for British Art and the royal collections of Denmark and the Netherlands.
Personal possessions such as Charlotte’s hand-embroidered needlework pocketbook and pastels of the royal children will be displayed alongside artworks and fine ceramics commissioned from some of the greatest artists and craftsmen of their day, illuminating the inner lives of these three remarkable women, and celebrating the public roles they played in shaping ideas of a national identity.
Enjoy live music in the beautiful grounds of Kensington Palace at this outdoor summer event.
18 August 2017
Yinka Shonibare MBE discusses his new work, Mrs Pinckney and the Emancipated birds of South Carolina.
04 September - 04 September 2017