When

  • Start date: 22 June 2017
  • End date: 12 November 2017
Open daily

Ticketing info

Included in palace admission

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.

Exhibition supported by

Farrow and Ball: Craftsmen in Paint and Paper

A new play, written for Hampton Court Palace by Sarah Dickenson and directed by Jo McInnes.

Thursdays to Mondays (excl. 1-5 June)

Hampton Court Palace

11:00 & 14:45

There's so much fun to be had; from playing in and exploring the surrounding gardens, woodland, and waterways to discovering the secrets and stories of the 18th century Castle.

Open daily

Hillsborough Castle

Planted with flowers and foliage inspired by memories of the Princess’s life, image and style.

01 January - 31 December 2017

Kensington Palace

Open daily

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Princess Charlotte Georgian dress up costume

The perfect dress up, your little princess can glide around like a Georgian Princess with this pretty princess fancy dress.

£35.00

History with the horrible bits left in. Learn all about the 'Gorgeous Georgians' with Terry Deary's Horrible Histories.

Horrible Histories: Gorgeous Georgians

History with the horrible bits left in. Learn all about the 'Gorgeous Georgians' with Terry Deary's Horrible Histories.

£5.99

Why was George I called the ‘Turnip King’? Did George IV really loathe his wife? Fascinating facts about Georgian history.

A really useful guide to the Georgians

Why was George I called the ‘Turnip King’? Did George IV really loathe his wife? Fascinating facts about Georgian history.

£8.99