New café opens its doors at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

On Wednesday, 21 April 2004 the new café at the Palace of Holyroodhouse will open to the public, the first service of its kind at an official residence of The Queen. ... Read more about New café opens its doors at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Spring and Summer Events at Windsor Castle 2004

The Bands of the Household Division summer concert season at Windsor Castle begins with a performance by the Life Guards on Easter Sunday (11 April 2004). The Bands will perform a variety of concert repertoire at 14:30 each Sunday afternoon until the end of August, weather permitting.... Read more about Spring and Summer Events at Windsor Castle 2004

New guided tours and family activity days at the Royal Mews

Visitors to the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace can now learn more about the Royal Household department responsible for all road travel by The Queen and members of the Royal Family, whether by historic carriage or modern car. Guided tours will depart at regular intervals throughout the day, escorted by Royal Mews wardens dressed in their striking scarlet and navy liveries.... Read more about New guided tours and family activity days at the Royal Mews

New George III and Queen Charlotte range from the Royal Collection

To celebrate the opening of George III and Queen Charlotte: Patronage, Collecting and Court Taste at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace (26 March 2004 - 9 January 2005) Royal Collection Enterprises has commissioned an exclusive new range of products inspired by some of the finest works of art in the exhibition. The range includes limited-edition china, glassware, cushions and bags, and beautifully boxed linenware.... Read more about New George III and Queen Charlotte range from the Royal Collection

New publication from the Royal Collection

New publication from the Royal Collection
17 February 2004

The Architect King: George III and the Culture of the Enlightenment

By David Watkin. Published in September 2004

Three months after George III's accession, Horace Walpole observed, 'Building, I am told, is the King's favourite study'. Although George III's interest in agriculture, science and the arts is well documented, it was architectural design that engaged him most deeply. Certainly the King was both passionate and knowledgeable about architecture and it is clear from his drawings that he was himself a competent architect.... Read more about New publication from the Royal Collection

Exhibitions and Displays 2004

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
Royal Treasures
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Until 1 February 2004
The selection of over 400 outstanding works for the inaugural exhibition at The Queen's Gallery has been made across the entire breadth of the Royal Collection, from nine royal residences and over five centuries of collecting. It includes paintings, furniture, clocks, sculpture and ceramics, silver and gold, arms and armour, jewellery and miniatures.... Read more about Exhibitions and Displays 2004

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