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Join our Joint Chief Curator at the Tower of London as she delivers a tour through 1,000 years of royal history with her new book Crown and Sceptre.

23 November

Tower of London

19.00-21.00

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Young boy looking towards the imperial state crown in the Crown Jewels exhibition
Things to see

Prepare to be dazzled by this breathtaking, world famous collection of 23,578 gemstones at the Tower of London.

Open

Tower of London

Allow one hour

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Diana, Princess of Wales in her ivory wedding dress
Things to see

Royal Style in the Making. Last chance to see the exhibition that explores the intimate relationship between fashion designer and royal client.

03 June 2021 - 02 January 2022

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Throne Room with silk green damask walls, wooden floor and large rug. Two red and gold Chairs of State, or 'thrones' are situated at the far end of the room. Gold-framed paintings of landscapes adorn the walls and three large chandeliers hang above.
Things to see

Explore the ceremonial heart of the castle, where Her Majesty The Queen received guests at a coronation ball in 1953.

Closed (open to group bookings only)

Hillsborough Castle

Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)

A middle-aged couple walk through the State Entrance Hall whilst other visitors explore behind them. The room features a stone-tiled floor with painted-effect stone walls. Large oil paintings and portraits in gold frames hang on the surrounding walls.
Things to see

Start your tour in the magnificent state entrance, where royals, politicians and peacemakers all enter the castle.

Closed (open to group bookings only)

Hillsborough Castle

Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)

Lady Alice's Temple, looking west across the terrace and pond. 

This domed temple was given as a wedding gift to Lady Alice Hill by her brother, the 5th Marquess of Downshire in 1867. A circular seat inside the temple sits behind a screen of Ionic columns.
Things to see

Take a seat in this 19th-century temple and enjoy stunning views of the surrounding gardens.

Open

Hillsborough Castle

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the White Garden at Kensington Palace

Modern Royals

Kensington Palace is the official residence of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children.