Release date: Friday, 29 October 2010

First World War veterans will be remembered at Windsor Castle in portraits by the artist Dan Llywelyn Hall. Two of the longest-surviving veterans, Henry Allingham (1896-2009) and Harry Patch (1898-2009), whose lives spanned three centuries and six monarchs, will be the subject of a small display in the Castle’s Drawings Gallery from 3 November (until 6 February 2011). ... Read more about Portraits of First World War veterans presented to The Queen go on display at Windsor Castle

Release date: Tuesday, 26 October 2010

This weekend, Royal Collection staff will spend over 50 hours adjusting clocks across the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen as British Summer Time comes to an end. This is no small task, as the Royal Collection includes hundreds of historic clocks, many of which are on display at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh and are among the finest ever made.... Read more about Turning Back Time - Hundreds of Royal Clocks Mark the End of Summer

Release date: Monday, 18 October 2010

A record-breaking 413,000 visitors passed through the doors of Buckingham Palace during this year’s Summer Opening. Attendance was the highest in 16 years and the second-highest since Buckingham Palace first opened to the public in 1993 (420,000 visitors were recorded in 1994). To top a very successful year, Buckingham Palace was awarded ‘Best UK Attraction’ at both the Group Travel Awards and the Group Leisure Awards.... Read more about Buckingham Palace experiences record number of visitors in 2010

Release date: Tuesday, 12 October 2010

The gift presented by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to Her Majesty The Queen during his recent visit to Edinburgh has gone on display at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. This rare manuscript, known as the Lorsch Gospels, is a magnificent illuminated Gospel Book collection written 1,200 years ago. Sumptuously illustrated, it includes images more than 400 pages written entirely in gold ink on vellum. ... Read more about Papal gift goes on display at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Release date: Thursday, 23 September 2010

The Queen's Dolls' House
By Lucinda Lambton

The Queen’s Dolls’ House at Windsor Castle is the largest, most beautiful and most famous dolls’ house in the world. In this charming new publication, the well-known broadcaster and architectural historian Lucinda Lambton guides the reader on an imaginative tour of this most magical of residences – a perfect replica in miniature of an aristocratic home. ... Read more about New Publication - The Queen's Dolls' House

Release date: Monday, 20 September 2010

The Royal Collection offers a host of original gift ideas for family and friends this Christmas. With a wide range of unique items to choose from, you will be sure to find that extra-special present with a royal touch.

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A Floral Pearl Brooch, which can also be worn as a pendant (£35.00), is set with pearls and Swarovski crystals and embellished with hand-crafted shell flowers. ... Read more about Christmas Gift Ideas from the Royal Collection

Release date: Friday, 3 September 2010

The Royal Portrait: Image and Impact
By Jennifer Scott

Portraits have played a central role in shaping the image of Monarchy. They have helped legitimise claims to the throne, reinforced dynastic ambitions, cemented political alliances, accompanied proposals of marriage, and even offered a glimpse into the private life of the royal family.... Read more about New Publication - The Royal Portrait: Image and Impact

Release date: Friday, 13 August 2010

Special displays and activities at Windsor Castle take on a Victorian theme from 10 December 2010 until 5 January 2011. To celebrate the Christmas period, the table in the Castle’s magnificent State Dining Room will be dressed with pieces from the Minton ‘Victoria’ dessert service. ... Read more about A Victorian Christmas at Windsor Castle

Release date: Thursday, 10 June 2010

The abbey was founded in 1128 by King David I of Scotland for the Augustinian Canons. According to medieval legend, a vision of a stag with a cross glowing between its antlers came to David while hunting in the area. Interpreting this as an act of God, the King declared that an abbey should be built on the same spot. ... Read more about Tours of the romantic Abbey ruins launched this summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Release date: Thursday, 20 May 2010

A special exhibition at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace
27 July – 1 October 2010

The Queen’s Year, the special exhibition at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace, presents the spectacle and variety of the royal calendar, from the Royal Maundy Service and the Trooping the Colour ceremony to the State Opening of Parliament and Her Majesty’s Christmas broadcast. ... Read more about The Queen’s Year - The Special Exhibition at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace

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