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Mary, Marchioness of Downshire: A Life in Miniature

Research and Interpretation Producer Emma Lawthers takes a brief glimpse into the lives of the Mary and the Hill family of Hillsborough Castle, as seen through the lens of a very unique object.

LGBT Royal Histories

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer histories in our palaces

George III

Dutiful, intelligent and cultured, but cruelly labelled ‘mad’

Patrick Lamb and William Daniel: royal cooks

When it came to conjuring up the smell and heat of long-abandoned royal kitchens for Untold Lives, we turned to two cooks’ books which won’t be found on today's kitchen shelves.

Royal Wetnurses

Ahead of Mother's Day, we share the lesser-known histories of the women employed as wetnurses in the Royal Nursery. Taking on the role of 'foster mother' to young princes and princesses, they often developed a close personal bond with the royal family and received mementos that were passed down in families for generations.

Petitioning the Board of Green Cloth

What happened to those who worked in the royal palaces when they fell ill, grew old, or when they died, leaving loved ones behind?

WHAT'S ON AT THE PALACES

  • Tours and talks

Queen Charlotte: A Kew Palace Story Tour

Get to know Queen Charlotte more closely in the intimate setting of Kew Palace, in our brand new tour.

  • Daily
  • 14:00 (tours last 30 minutes)
  • Kew Palace
  • Separate ticket
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  • Events

Quiet Session

A calmer experience for those living with or caring for someone with Autism or those who have any other sensory needs, and their families and carers.

  • 29 June, 17 July, 21 August and 22 September
  • 1 hour
  • Kew Palace
  • Included in Kew Gardens admission
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  • Things to see
  • Exhibition

Untold Lives

A new exhibition at Kensington Palace, uncovering the forgotten stories of those who worked at the royal palaces over 300 years ago.

  • Until 27 October 2024
  • In line with palace opening hours
  • Kensington Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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  • Things to see

Kitchen Garden

Experience the recreated Kitchen Garden, which would have fed the Georgian royals and now supplies Henry VIII's Kitchens.

  • Open in line with palace opening hours.
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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  • Things to see

The Palace Gardens

Walk in the footsteps of royalty in the beautiful Kensington Palace gardens.

  • Open Daily
  • 10:00 - 18:00
  • Kensington Palace
  • Free
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  • Things to see

The Queen’s State Apartments

Explore the beautiful private rooms at Kensington Palace where Mary II once took her meals, relaxed and entertained.

  • Open
  • In line with palace opening hours
  • Kensington Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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OTHER PAGES THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST

Mary, Marchioness of Downshire: A Life in Miniature

Research and Interpretation Producer Emma Lawthers takes a brief glimpse into the lives of the Mary and the Hill family of Hillsborough Castle, as seen through the lens of a very unique object.

Patrick Lamb and William Daniel: royal cooks

When it came to conjuring up the smell and heat of long-abandoned royal kitchens for Untold Lives, we turned to two cooks’ books which won’t be found on today's kitchen shelves.

Royal Wetnurses

Ahead of Mother's Day, we share the lesser-known histories of the women employed as wetnurses in the Royal Nursery. Taking on the role of 'foster mother' to young princes and princesses, they often developed a close personal bond with the royal family and received mementos that were passed down in families for generations.

Petitioning the Board of Green Cloth

What happened to those who worked in the royal palaces when they fell ill, grew old, or when they died, leaving loved ones behind?

Peter 'the Wild Boy' from Hanover

In 1726 the arrival of a 'wild youth' in the Great Drawing Room of St James's Palace caused a London sensation. A boy in his early teens had been found in German woods 'wild, naked… and knowing nobody'. Brought to England, he was nicknamed Peter 'the wild boy'.

Queen Caroline's State Bed is Back on Display

We are now able to return our focus to the permanent collection on open display across our palaces, including the conservation of the much-loved Queen Caroline State bed, which we care for on behalf of the Royal Collection Trust.