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Restoration of the bedrooms

George III's daughter Princess Elizabeth had her bedroom on the first floor. It has been fully restored, and includes her flamboyant Grecian couch bed.

On the second floor you can see the partially restored bedrooms of Princess Augusta and Princess Amelia. The unrestored section shows traces of the original verditer wallpaper, a Gothic fireplace acquired at her request for Princess Amelia and early 19th century paint finishes.

Damp and unfit for a queen

Princess Elizabeth complained that the house was damp and unfit to house her mother during her final illness. Writing to her eldest brother, the princess described Kew Palace with sarcasm as 'this beautiful chateau', so although the furnishings were certainly elegant, the house as a royal residence was not up to the usual royal standards.

The politician Horace Walpole joked that the princesses were so cramped in their bedrooms they were forced to hang their dresses on the backs of their bedroom doors.

Explore the King's Gallery at Kensington Palace, transformed by William Kent to contain the finest paintings of the Royal Collection.

01 January - 31 December 2017

Kensington Palace

Open daily

Come to this exclusive family event with the English National Ballet and the Science Museum.

18 August - 20 August 2017

Kensington Palace

1 hour 15 minutes

Yinka Shonibare MBE discusses his new work, Mrs Pinckney and the Emancipated birds of South Carolina.

04 September - 04 September 2017

Kensington Palace

19.00-20.30

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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