LIVE on Crowdcast, Wednesday 24 February, 7.00pm (GMT)
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
Join Joint Chief Curator Lucy Worsley as she takes you on a whistle-stop tour, exploring everything you ever needed to know about Kensington Palace.
In this one-hour talk, Lucy will be joined by curators Claudia Williams, Joanna Marschner and Lee Prosser as they chart the history of one of Britain’s most famous royal buildings. ‘KP’ – as it is affectionately known - began its life as a countryside retreat for the Stuart monarchy, then went on to be the site glittering Georgian parties in the 18th century. It was also famously the birthplace of one of Britain’s best-loved monarchs, Queen Victoria. Together, Lucy and guests will chart the evolution of the palace, as well as revealing some of its innermost secrets.
This event is free to join, but we ask you to consider making a donation of £10 or whatever you can afford.
Historic Royal Palaces is a self-funding charity. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on our finances. Your support for these events helps us to give the palaces a future for everyone.
We look forward to you joining our online event.