[Image: Portraits of a young Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II
at the entrance to the summer opening at Buckingham Palace 2019]
The doors of Buckingham Palace have been thrown wide again for just a few weeks. There is nothing nicer than taking a peek inside beautiful homes and this one also features a new exhibition every year.
This year's special exhibition celebrates the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's (and Albert's) birth. Queen Victoria's Palace tells the story of how the young queen transformed Buckingham Palace from a private house into a working royal palace and a powerful symbol of the British Monarchy, as well as a family home for their nine children.
|[Image: The Ballroom, Buckingham Palace by Louis Haghe. |
‘Queen Victoria’s Palace’ at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace.
Image credit Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019]
The Palace is the Queen's official London residence and a working royal palace, as well the focus of national and royal celebrations as well as the backdrop to the regular Changing the Guard ceremony. Adult £25, under 17 £14, concessions.
The Royal Collection Trust is a charity and all proceeds go towards the maintenance of the collection which is one of the largest and most important art collections in the world, and one of the last great European royal collections to remain intact. The Royal Collection is held in trust by The Queen as Sovereign for her successors and the nation. It is not owned by her as a private individual.
Visit The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace.
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