Press releases

Noble Hounds and Dear Companions

Release date: 
Thursday, 16 August 2007
By Sophie Gordon Royal Collection Publications, October 2007 £9.99 hardback 200 x 200mm, 120 pages Over 200 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 902163 85 7 This charming publication celebrates the important role played by dogs in the public and private lives of the Royal Family. Selected from the Royal Photograph Collection, it brings together over 200 affectionate, amusing and often poignant images of canine companions – from Dash, Queen Victoria’s beloved King Charles spaniel and Eos, Prince Albert’s elegant greyhound, to the famous corgis of the House of Windsor. Over the 150 years covered by the book, dogs appear centre stage in both formal studio portraits and as part of relaxed family groups.

A Royal Wedding: 20 November 1947

Release date: 
Friday, 18 May 2007
A special exhibition at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace 28 July - 28 September 2007 On 20 November 2007 The Queen and Prince Philip will celebrate 60 years of marriage - Her Majesty will be the first reigning Sovereign to reach this anniversary. To mark the occasion, a special exhibition at Buckingham Palace this summer will recreate the day in 1947 when Princess Elizabeth married The Duke of Edinburgh at Westminster Abbey.

Annual Openings of Frogmore House, Garden and Mausoleum

Release date: 
Thursday, 22 February 2007

Frogmore House, set in the magnificent private Home Park of Windsor Castle, has been a favoured royal retreat for over 300 years. Built in the 17th century, it was purchased in 1792 for George III’s consort, Queen Charlotte. Frogmore is no longer an occupied royal residence but is frequently used by the Royal Family for entertaining.

Royal Weddings 1840 – 1947: From Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II

Release date: 
Friday, 2 February 2007
The Drawings Gallery, Windsor Castle 27 April 2007 – March 2008 Marking the Diamond Wedding Anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the exhibition tells the story of five royal weddings through photographs, documents from the Royal Archives, rare memorabilia and charming personal gifts exchanged by members of the Royal Family.

Five Gold Rings: A Royal Wedding Souvenir Album From Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II

Release date: 
Friday, 2 February 2007
Published to mark the Diamond Wedding Anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, this charming publication tells the stories of five royal marriages - from the couple’s first meeting to the wedding day and honeymoon.

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