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Leonardo da Vinci: Ten Drawings from the Royal Collection

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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Throughout 2016, ten of the finest drawings by Leonardo da Vinci in the Royal Collection will travel to four museums and galleries across the United Kingdom and Ireland in a new exhibition.  The works have been selected to show the extraordinary scope of the artist's interests, from painting and sculpture to engineering, zoology, botany, mapmaking and anatomy, as well as his use of different media – pen and ink, red and black chalks, watercolour and metalpoint.  This is the fifth touring exhibition of Leonardo drawings from the Royal Collection since 2002.  Over three quarters of a ... Read more about Leonardo da Vinci: Ten Drawings from the Royal Collection

Scottish Artists 1750 – 1900: From Caledonia to the Continent

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Tuesday, 5 May 2015

From the romantic landscapes of Caledonia to exotic scenes from the Continent, a new exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse is the first dedicated to Scottish art in the Royal Collection. Bringing together over 80 works, including paintings and drawings by the celebrated artists Allan Ramsay and Sir David Wilkie, Scottish Artists 1750–1900: From Caledonia to the Continent tells the story of royal patronage and of the emergence of a distinctive Scottish school of art. ... Read more about Scottish Artists 1750 – 1900: From Caledonia to the Continent

Official commemorative royal baby china

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Sunday, 3 May 2015

An official range of chinaware has been produced by Royal Collection Trust to celebrate the birth of HRH Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.  The designs show the lion and unicorn from the Royal Arms, in the style of figures from a carousel, as well as the coronet of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and a pattern of oak leaves from the Middleton family’s coat of arms.  Each piece bears the words 'Celebrating our new royal baby', and the star and tassel motifs previously seen on the china to celebrate HRH Prince George of Cambridge's birth. ... Read more about Official commemorative royal baby china

The Adventures of Alice Laselles, by Alexandrina Victoria, aged 10 and 3/4

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Thursday, 9 April 2015

A story written by Queen Victoria at the age of ten is to be published for the first time this summer.  The Adventures of Alice Laselles by Alexandrina Victoria, Aged 10 and 3/4 gives a fascinating and endearing glimpse into the vivid imagination of the future monarch.  The earliest work by the Queen ever to be published, it tells the tale of a twelve-year-old girl who is sent away to boarding school after her father remarries.  Princess Victoria originally called her story 'The School', but then changed the title to 'Alice', in honour of her lead protagonist.  ... Read more about The Adventures of Alice Laselles, by Alexandrina Victoria, aged 10 and 3/4

Thirty Print Highlights from the Royal Collection

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Thursday, 9 April 2015

To mark the 30th anniversary of The London Original Print Fair at the Royal Academy in April, a special loan exhibition from Royal Collection Trust will bring together 30 of the finest prints from the Royal Collection.  Famed for its Old Master drawings by Leonardo, Michelangelo, Holbein and many others, the Royal Collection also contains more than 100,000 prints acquired by monarchs over three and a half centuries. Through fine art prints, portraits, topographical prints and maps, the exhibition will reveal the extraordinary variety of prints in the Collection and explore the different ... Read more about Thirty Print Highlights from the Royal Collection

Glittering gold accessories spanning six generations of Queens and Consorts go on display in Scotland for the first time

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Thursday, 26 March 2015

A dazzling selection of gold from the Royal Collection is to go on display in Scotland for the first time in a new exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.  It includes exquisite items of jewellery and personal accessories that give an insight into the tastes of six generations of Queens and Consorts. ... Read more about Glittering gold accessories spanning six generations of Queens and Consorts go on display in Scotland for the first time

Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace announced

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Monday, 16 March 2015

'A Royal Welcome' at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace announced. ... Read more about Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace announced

16th-century portrait revealed to be the first image of a professional gardener

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Sunday, 15 March 2015

Painted nearly 500 years before the emergence of the modern day 'celebrity gardener', a 16th-century portrait, which will go on display at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace next week, has been revealed to be the first known portrait of a gardener. ... Read more about 16th-century portrait revealed to be the first image of a professional gardener

From picnics at Glencoe to tasting haggis for the first time – Queen Victoria's best-selling book of her life in the Highlands, translated into Persian

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Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Compiled from her diaries and dedicated to 'my loyal highlanders', Queen Victoria's book More leaves from the journal of a life in the Highlands, from 1862 to 1882 provides a lively and intimate glimpse into the royal author's life at Balmoral – from surviving a carriage accident to finding moments of solace after the death of Prince Albert. ... Read more about From picnics at Glencoe to tasting haggis for the first time – Queen Victoria's best-selling book of her life in the Highlands, translated into Persian

Annual openings of Frogmore House and Garden

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Monday, 9 March 2015

This year, Frogmore House and Garden – the charming royal retreat set within Windsor Castle's magnificent private Home Park – will open to the public on 2, 3 and 4 June, as part of the annual Charity Garden Open Days, and on 25, 26 and 27 August 2015. ... Read more about Annual openings of Frogmore House and Garden

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