The Historic Kensington Palace hosts events and tours daily. This is a 2019 guide to what events you should put in your calendar for Kensington Palace.
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Kensington Palace events in 2019
Victoria: Woman and Crown
When: Daily until 05 January 2020
Visit Kensington Palace between now and January 2020 if you want to deep dive in to the private life of Queen Victoria. This exhibition comes 200 years after the birth of the Empire-leading Queen who came to the throne aged just 18.
Whilst her public image was closely managed by the royal team, this exhibition at her childhood home (Kensington Palace) sheds light on the other side of this era-defining monarch.
Visit this exhibition daily at Kensington Palace
Queen Victoria reigned over the country for 63 years and it is fair to say the much-loved queen came to define an incredible era of British history. Having been born at Kensington Palace, it only seems natural that the exhibition that is dedicated to her should take place in the palace. The extensive collection is made up of 300 items that were significant to her life; paintings, childhood dolls, sculptures and personal items from her jubilee celebrations.
Diana: Designing for a princess
Daily tours at Kensington Palace
The Princess of Wales was a revolutionary member of the Royal Family. Known for her sense of style, this exhibition provides a unique insight in to the design process that made up her iconic wardrobe.
See handwritten notes from Diana alongside some of her favourite outfits as they are displayed in her Royal residency. Currently on display at the Palace:
- Evening Gown by Catherine Walker (1987)
- Sketches by David Sassoon
There was a tremendous change from the shy little girl who I had initially dressed to this overtly glamorous woman. She was very charismatic as a person, not just because she was a princess. She had this caring quality. She had compassion.
Kensington Palace Garden Tours
Daily in 2019
Planted over a century ago, the spectacular Sunken Garden is a must-visit when at this historic royal palace. Modelled on an 18th Century garden at Hampton Court, the gardens are vibrant from April to November and a joy to be in. Take a wander along Cradle Walk to get a perfect view of the beautiful gardens. You will learn about the history of the events that have taken place in this palace over the centuries as well as learn more about the flora that inhabits it today.
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