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A history of royal weddings

From Queen Victoria to the modern royals

Frederick Wright Or Kathleen Woodhouse

February is LGBT+ History Month in the UK, which aims to increase the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) people through the exploration of their history and stories. Collections Curator Matthew Story explores one such story.

Captain Scott and Kathleen Bruce's Wedding at Hampton Court Palace

Assistant Curator Minette Butler explores how Captain Scott's wedding to his beloved wife Kathleen Bruce at Hampton Court Palace intertwines with the aftermath of his ill-fated expedition to reach the South Pole.

Sophia Duleep Singh

The Indian Princess who fought for women’s rights

Bringing Hidden Sikh Histories to Life

Q&A with Rav Singh, ‘A little History of the Sikhs’ and community partner for 'Indian Army at the Palace'.

The Tower at war

The Tower of London played an important role in the First and Second World Wars

WHAT'S ON AT THE PALACES

  • Exhibition
  • Things to see

The Indian Army at the Palace

Explore the forgotten story of Indian Army soldiers who camped at Hampton Court Palace in the early 20th century, through a new exhibition of previously unseen objects, photographs, film and personal stories.

  • Until 29 September 2024
  • In line with palace opening hours
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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  • Things to see

The Sunken Garden

The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace displays elegant floral planting and a statue of Diana, Princess of Wales.

  • Viewed from Cradle Walk only
  • Wednesday - Sunday at 10:00-16:00. Last entry at 15.45.
  • Kensington Palace
  • Free
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  • Things to see

Red Room

Political history meets royal life and a spectacular collection of art, deep in the heart of Hillsborough Castle.

  • Group bookings only
  • Hillsborough Castle
  • Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)
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  • Things to see

The Throne Room

Explore the ceremonial heart of the castle, where Queen Elizabeth II received guests at a coronation ball in 1953.

  • Group bookings only
  • Hillsborough Castle
  • Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)
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  • Things to see

State Drawing Room

Discover contemporary Irish art from the collection of His Majesty The King in this elegant family space.

  • Group bookings only
  • Hillsborough Castle
  • Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)
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  • Things to see

State Dining Room

Explore this stylish setting for Georgian entertainment, where Queen Elizabeth II hosted dinners.

  • Group bookings only
  • Hillsborough Castle
  • Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)
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OTHER PAGES THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST

Frederick Wright Or Kathleen Woodhouse

February is LGBT+ History Month in the UK, which aims to increase the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) people through the exploration of their history and stories. Collections Curator Matthew Story explores one such story.

Captain Scott and Kathleen Bruce's Wedding at Hampton Court Palace

Assistant Curator Minette Butler explores how Captain Scott's wedding to his beloved wife Kathleen Bruce at Hampton Court Palace intertwines with the aftermath of his ill-fated expedition to reach the South Pole.

Bringing Hidden Sikh Histories to Life

Q&A with Rav Singh, ‘A little History of the Sikhs’ and community partner for 'Indian Army at the Palace'.

Royal lace: the wedding dress of Diana, Princess of Wales

The ivory taffeta wedding dress designed for Diana, Princess of Wales, remains an iconic garment in royal wedding dress history, with the bodice of the dress featuring a piece of antique Carrick-ma-cross lace that once belonged to King Charles III’s great-grandmother, Queen Mary.