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.

 

 

Diana: Her Fashion Story curator talk with Lucy Worsley and Eleri Lynn

LIVE on Crowdcast, Thursday 9 July, 7.00pm (BST)

LIVE on Crowdcast, Thursday 9 July, 7.00pm (BST)

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

When

Thursday 9 July, 7.00pm (BST)


Ticketing information

The event will be online only, LIVE on Crowdcast. The event is free to join but we ask you to consider making a donation of £10 or whatever you can afford. 

 


Online only

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Historic Royal Palaces' Joint Chief Curator Lucy Worsley is joined by Eleri Lynn, curator of 'Diana: Her Fashion Story' exhibition, held at Kensington Palace in 2018, and the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection, to discuss some of Diana, Princess of Wales most iconic outfits.

In this intimate 1 hour talk online, Lucy and Eleri will explore some of the dress items including the famous ‘Travolta’ dress, purchased by Historic Royal Palaces. Eleri spoke to some of the Princess’s favoured designers when she curated the exhibition, and she will be sharing fascinating insights into the process of designing for a princess.

Register now for the event

This event is free to join, but we ask you to consider making a donation of £10 or whatever you can afford. 

The six palaces under the care of Historic Royal Palaces are currently closed as part of the national effort to defeat the coronavirus. As an independent charity that generates all our own funds, we – like many of you – are facing unprecedented challenges. Any support you can give will be put to our essential costs of caring for the palaces.

Historic Royal Palaces is a charity registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (No. 1068852).

We look forward to you joining our online event.

A HRP conservator works on a midnight blue silk velvet evening dress designed by Victor Edelstein (1985), also known as the ‘Travolta dress’.

Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection

The Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection contains over 10,000 items of historic dress from the 16th century to the present day, providing information about the history of fashion, life at court, British ceremonial traditions, and the lives of key historical figures. Our collection contains items of clothing worn by royalty including George III, Queen Victoria, Princess Margaret, Diana, Princess of Wales and The Queen.

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