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Historic Royal Palaces
05/22/2017 at 13:35. Facebook
On 22 June, a new exhibition - Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte and the Shaping of the Modern World - opens at Kensington Palace. Take a sneak peek at 6 of the objects featured in the exhibition on our blog.

Find out more about the exhibition here: [ Bit.ly Link ]

In partnership with Yale Center for British Art.
On 22 June a new exhibition Enlightened Princesses Caroline Augusta Charlotte and

The Enlightened Princesses in 6 objects...

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Historic Royal Palaces
Historic Royal Palaces
05/20/2017 at 07:30. Facebook
Jewelled colours sparkle in the grounds of the palaces in this week’s #PalacePhoto, with sapphire skies, amethyst flowers and emerald and amber leaves. Share your best picture with us to be picked for our next Photo of the Week!
Jewelled colours sparkle in the grounds of the palaces in this weeks
Wendy-Anne Bolger
Ray Burke
Historic Royal Palaces
Historic Royal Palaces
05/19/2017 at 11:00. Facebook
Today in 1744: Queen Charlotte is born

Charlotte was born in the Palace of Mirow in Mecklenberg-Strelitz, Germany and married George III aged just 17.

Much of Queen Charlotte’s time was devoted to philanthropic causes. She gave around £5000 a year to charity. Her causes included Phoebe Wright’s school of embroidery which trained girls for skilled employment, the alsmhouse at St Katherine’s...
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Mary E Donnelly
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Historic Royal Palaces
Historic Royal Palaces
05/19/2017 at 07:00. Facebook
Today in 1536: Anne Boleyn is executed at the Tower of London. Accused of adultery and incest by Henry VIII, who was already courting Jane Seymour, Anne was arrested and beheaded, just three years after their marriage.

Anne was executed on Tower Green. Thomas Cromwell and her ladies in waiting were among those present. Rather than an axe, the young queen was beheaded by an expert French...
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Today in 1536 Anne Boleyn is executed at the Tower of London
Kirsty Emm
Susan Wakefield
Julie Bolton
Historic Royal Palaces
Historic Royal Palaces
05/18/2017 at 07:30. Facebook
“Albert is extremely handsome. His eyes are large and blue and he has a beautiful nose and a very sweet mouth… but the charm of his countenance is his expression, which is delightful.” This note was recorded by young Victoria in her diary after her first meeting with Albert at Kensington Palace on 18 May 1836, when the princess was 17 years old. Though she was drawn to Albert at once, they...
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Albert is extremely handsome His eyes are large and blue and he
Lesley West
Jen TheMagicinme
Donna Harrison
13 May 1568: Mary Queen of Scots is defeated. The year before, she had been forced to abdicate and was imprisoned. She escaped and raised an army, but they were beaten at the Battle of Langside fighting against the Scottish Protestants under James Stewart.

It was the beginning of the end for Mary. Three days later, she fled to England, seeking protection from Elizabeth I, but her...
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13 May 1568 Mary Queen of Scots is defeated The year before
Laura Lott
Christopher Hogg
Kathy Brown-thompson
Brilliant sunlight cuts a striking angle through the Beech Arch in the Privy Garden at Hampton Court Palace in this week’s #PalacePhoto, by a_kimbo on Instagram. Another great angle is captured by fsampers at Kew Palace and at the Tower of London by starreknight. Keep tagging your best #PalacePhoto to be chosen next week!
Brilliant sunlight cuts a striking angle through the Beech Arch in the
Lise Greening
Deborah L Hargis
Donna Price
On 10 May 1509, Henry VII is buried.

In his 24-year reign, Henry VII brought peace to England by ending the Wars of the Roses. He negotiated good trade relations in Europe, peace with Scotland, rebuilt the nation’s finances and laid the foundations of a modern administration.

He was buried in Westminster Abbey beside his wife Elizabeth, leaving a prosperous and peaceful country to the rule...
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On 10 May 1509 Henry VII is buried In his 24year reign
Tiffany June
Nick Child
Naomi Osborn
This week, our team undertook some conservation work on the Astronomical Clock at Hampton Court Palace to preserve and protect its characteristic blue and gold painted surface. This magnificent clock tells the hour, month, day of the month, position of the sun, signs of the zodiac and phases of the moon. It was built between 1540 and 1542 during Henry VIII's expansion of the palace and was...
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This week our team undertook some conservation work on the Astronomical Clock
Liane Marie Westerman
Ann Kilty
Moira Bell
Ravens, swans and unicorns! A regal menagerie - the animals who live at the palaces were captured in this week's #PalacePhoto collection. Thanks for all the pictures - keep sending them in to win the next Photo of the Week!
Ravens swans and unicorns A regal menagerie the animals who live at
Amber Rose
Patricia Parkin
Beatrix Bosman
Royal tents - Tudor glamping at its most luxurious! Tents that regularly housed the king or queen on their travels lived up to the description of 'portable palaces'. Made from the finest fabrics, they acted as great halls, great chambers, galleries and bed chambers.

Discover more about the glamour of royal tents and the research we are undertaking about this topic on our blog: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Royal tents Tudor glamping at its most luxurious Tents that regularly housed
Vanessa Ginn
Polly Putnam
Patricia Freeman Anderson
Framed by foliage! The palaces are looking particularly splendid in this week’s #PalacePhoto collection. Thanks to everyone who tagged a picture - keep sending in your best photos to be included next time!
Framed by foliage The palaces are looking particularly splendid in this weeks
Lise Greening
Diane Mary Young
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Today in 1736: George II’s eldest son Frederick Prince of Wales marries Princess Augusta. Augusta was sent to England aged 16 to marry Frederick, 13 years her elder. She spoke virtually no English; during the wedding Queen Caroline acted as a translator. The young bride was timid, clutching a doll when she arrived, but was greeted in England by a cheering crowd as she sailed with her groom...
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Today in 1736 George IIs eldest son Frederick Prince of Wales marries
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Brian Jacobs
Jan Fletcher
The Palace Collection from Hobbs London takes inspiration from 'Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte and the Shaping of the Modern World' - a new exhibition opening at Kensington Palace on 22 June. The designs reflect the passion the princesses had for botany and their interest in the natural world, reflected in the spectacular gardens on display at the palaces today.

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The Palace Collection from Hobbs London takes inspiration from Enlightened Princ
Maya Okagami
Madeline Stragies Pearse
Lise Greening
Our knights are ready, are you? Step back in time and Go Medieval at the Tower of London this bank holiday weekend. Enjoy medieval cookery, have a go at firing a crossbow, and see sword fighting knights in action at our family festival.

29 April - 1 May, included in your Tower admission ticket. Find out more: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Catherine Jessop
Lyn Ferguson
Kerry Fontana
The past was full of patterns! This week’s #PalacePhoto winners snapped intricate ceilings, a knight in armour and beautiful wrought iron gates. Keep sharing your pictures of the palaces with us!
The past was full of patterns This weeks PalacePhoto winners snapped intricate
Mary French
Terri Hartsock
Mary Moore Trudeau
We’re delighted that the Heritage Lottery Fund has granted Hillsborough Castle an award of £5m to conserve and open up the site with an exciting new visitor experience by 2019. The Lost Garden and the magnificent State Rooms will be returned to their former glory, and we’ll be creating new training and learning opportunities for the community and beyond.

If you’ve never been to the castle,...
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Were delighted that the Heritage Lottery Fund has granted Hillsborough Castle an
Sharon Keniry
Robert Nimmich
Marcus Gilleard
21 April 1509: 17-year-old Prince Henry ascended to the throne after the death of his father, Henry VII. A tall athletic lad, Henry had become heir to the throne upon the unexpected death of his elder brother in 1502. He was a popular prince who loved jousting and hunting (maybe more than politics), and his succession was the first uncontested accession to the English throne since 1422.

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21 April 1509 17yearold Prince Henry ascended to the throne after the
Lynn Eberenz
Carol Groves
Katie Miller
It's the summer of 1533 and Henry VIII and his new queen, Anne Boleyn, are arriving at Hampton Court Palace to inspect the building works before the birth of their child who everyone is sure will be the long-awaited male heir...

Experience the hopes, dreams and fears of the Tudor dynasty in PowerPlay at Hampton Court Palace, April to August 2017:
Dawn Clapton
Lesley Briscoe
Mur Belle
Golden sunsets shine best at royal palaces! Thanks for the sun-kissed photos and all who shared their pictures. Post your #PalacePhoto below to be picked for Photo of the Week next time!
Golden sunsets shine best at royal palaces Thanks for the sunkissed photos
Kathryn Davies
Dushinka Daniel
Kate Mollett