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Walk in the footsteps of the condemned King and stand at the spot where Charles I's execution took place, just outside Banqueting House.

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Banqueting House

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Explore the King's State Apartments at Kensington Palace. Wander through a sumptuous set of rooms, each one grander than the last.

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Kensington Palace

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Photo of an exhibition at the Young Henry exhibition at Hampton Court Palace

Meet the 'pin-up' prince before he became notoriously fat and tyrannical. The Young Henry VIII exhibition at Hampton Court Palace tells the stories of the people who knew him best.

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Hampton Court Palace

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The King's Great Bedchamber, looking north. 

Objects seen include the state bed (1716) carved by Richard Roberts (active 1714-29), "Purchase of the Field of Ephron" wall tapestry attributed to Pieter Coeck van Aelst (1502-50) (on the right of the image), also showing part of the ceiling painting (c1701) by Antonio Verrio (c. 1639-1707).

The State Apartments and private rooms of William III and Mary II at Hampton Court.

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Hampton Court Palace

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One of the undoubted highlights of a visit to Hampton Court Palace is the sparkling re-creation of Henry VIII's crown on display in the Royal Pew.

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Hampton Court Palace

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