The Diana: Her Fashion Story exhibition will be closed between 16 to 25 April 2018. We apologise for any inconvenience. More info
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, and HRH Prince Harry.
The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke and Duchess of Kent and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent are also based at Kensington Palace.
The palace is owned by Her Majesty The Queen on behalf of the nation, with Historic Royal Palaces caring for its spectacular State Apartments.
Kensington Palace’s previous residents have included Diana, Princess of Wales, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and Princess Margaret.
Historic Royal Palaces is an independent charity responsible for caring for the parts of Kensington Palace that are open to the public, and for ensuring their preservation for future generations to enjoy.
These include the King’s and Queen’s State Apartments — which were first opened to visitors by Queen Victoria in 1898 — and the palace’s exhibition spaces.
Diana, Princess of Wales was particularly fond of the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace and in 2017 the planting scheme was transformed into The White Garden in her memory.
We were proud to welcome TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, who visited the White Garden in August 2017. They were given a tour of the garden by Head Gardener, Sean Harkin, and Operations Manager, Graham Dillamore.
In November 2017, HRH Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle chose to hold the official photo call to mark the announcement of their engagement in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace.
Kensington Palace was also the childhood home of Queen Victoria, who was The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry’s great, great, great grandmother.
It was at the palace that Victoria met Prince Albert, her future Consort, and was woken with news of her accession in June 1837. She held her first Privy Council meeting that same day in the Red Saloon and a few weeks later departed for Buckingham Palace, admitting she would miss the ‘poor old palace’.
Diana: Her Fashion Story, is the sell-out exhibition at Kensington Palace featuring some of Diana, Princess of Wales' most famous outfits.
Open daily (closed 16 to 25 April 2018)
Give yourself at least one hour for this exhibition.
Kensington Gardens are well renowned for their beauty - find out more about the especially intriguing Sunken Garden that was planted in 1908.