Press releases

Royal Fabergé - special exhibition at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace announced

Release date: 
Thursday, 17 March 2011

Release date: Thursday, 17 March 2011

Over 100 masterpieces by Peter Carl Fabergé, the greatest Russian jeweller and goldsmith of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, will go on display in a special exhibition at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace. Royal Fabergé explores how six successive generations of the British Royal Family, from Queen Victoria to Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, have shaped the finest collection of Fabergé in the world – unparalleled in size, range and quality. The exhibition includes a number of works on public display for the first time. ... Read more about Royal Fabergé - special exhibition at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace announced

A photograph of the Round Tower at Windsor Castle

Conquer the Tower at Windsor Castle: A new tour launched this summer

Release date: 
Friday, 21 January 2011

Release date: Friday, 21 January 2011

For over 800 years, Windsor Castle’s world-famous Round Tower has dominated the surrounding landscape. Now a new guided tour, ‘Conquer the Tower’, takes visitors inside the Round Tower and up 200 steps to the top of one of the nation’s iconic landmarks. From a height of 65.5 metres above the River Thames, they can enjoy breathtaking views of the Castle and historic parkland, the Thames Valley, the London skyline and across several counties. The tour runs daily throughout August and September 2011. ... Read more about Conquer the Tower at Windsor Castle: A new tour launched this summer

Oil painting of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh by David Poole, 1986

Prince Philip: Celebrating Ninety Years

Release date: 
Saturday, 1 January 2011

Release date: Saturday, 1 January 2011

The Drawings Gallery, Windsor Castle
12 February 2011 – 22 January 2012

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh celebrates his 90th birthday on 10 June 2011. To mark this occasion, a special exhibition will be shown in the Drawings Gallery at Windsor Castle, home to The Duke of Edinburgh, as Consort of Her Majesty The Queen, for nearly 60 years. ... Read more about Prince Philip: Celebrating Ninety Years

Photograph of the official commemorative range of china launched to mark the Royal Wedding

Official commemorative Royal Wedding china launched

Release date: 
Saturday, 1 January 2011

Release date: Saturday, 1 January 2011

HRH Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton have approved the Royal Collection’s range of china commissioned to commemorate their forthcoming marriage on 29 April 2011.

The official Royal Wedding range includes a tankard (£35), eight-inch plate (£40) and pill box (£25) in English fine bone china. Each piece bears the couple’s entwined initials in gold and silver surmounted by the coronet of Prince William and the wedding date. ... Read more about Official commemorative Royal Wedding china launched

Marcus Adams: Royal Photographer

Release date: 
Saturday, 1 January 2011

Release date: Saturday, 1 January 2011

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse
25 February - 5 June 2011

Over 100 photographs of the Royal Family go on display at The Queen’s Gallery in Edinburgh next year to celebrate the work of Marcus Adams. Widely acclaimed for his photographic portraits of children, Adams created a unique record of two generations of royal children between 1926 and 1956. The Royal Photograph Collection holds the most comprehensive group of Adams’ royal portraits in existence, providing an enchanting and intimate glimpse of the Royal Family over 30 years. ... Read more about Marcus Adams: Royal Photographer

Royal Collection Exhibitions 2011

Release date: 
Monday, 1 November 2010

Release date: Monday 1 November 2010

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Dutch Landscapes
15 April – 9 October 2011
This exhibition brings together 42 remarkable landscapes from the ‘golden age’ of Dutch 17th-century painting. ... Read more about Royal Collection Exhibitions 2011

Portraits of First World War veterans presented to The Queen go on display at Windsor Castle

Release date: 
Friday, 29 October 2010

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

Turning Back Time - Hundreds of Royal Clocks Mark the End of Summer

Release date: 
Tuesday, 26 October 2010

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

Buckingham Palace experiences record number of visitors in 2010

Release date: 
Monday, 18 October 2010

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

Papal gift goes on display at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Release date: 
Tuesday, 12 October 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

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