Press releases

New Publication - The Queen's Dolls' House

Release date: 
Thursday, 23 September 2010

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

Christmas Gift Ideas from the Royal Collection

Release date: 
Monday, 20 September 2010

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.

FOR HER
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

New Publication - The Royal Portrait: Image and Impact

Release date: 
Friday, 3 September 2010

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

A Victorian Christmas at Windsor Castle

Release date: 
Friday, 13 August 2010

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

Tours of the romantic Abbey ruins launched this summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Release date: 
Thursday, 10 June 2010

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

The Queen’s Year - The Special Exhibition at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace

Release date: 
Thursday, 20 May 2010

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

New for Groups this Summer - A Visit to the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace and a Highlights Tour of the Palace Garden

Release date: 
Monday, 17 May 2010

Release date: Monday, 17 May 2010

For Summer 2010, the Royal Collection is offering groups the chance to combine a visit to the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace – and the special exhibition The Queen’s Year – with a guided tour of the famous Palace garden. Following a visit to the State Rooms with a complimentary audio tour, groups are met by their guide for a Highlights Garden Tour. The main emphasis of the tour is on the history and use of the garden. ... Read more about New for Groups this Summer - A Visit to the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace and a Highlights Tour of the Palace Garden

Roger Fenton • Julia Margaret Cameron: Early British Photographs from the Royal Collection

Release date: 
Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Release date: Tuesday, 27 April 2010

A new Royal Collection book and touring exhibition celebrate two of the leading artistic figures of the 19th century. The photographs of Roger Fenton and Julia Margaret Cameron were collected by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, who lent their enthusiastic support to the new medium of photography and its pioneering practitioners. ... Read more about Roger Fenton • Julia Margaret Cameron: Early British Photographs from the Royal Collection

Appointment of Director of Publishing and New Media

Release date: 
Friday, 9 April 2010

Release date: Friday, 9 April 2010

Her Majesty The Queen has appointed Jemima Rellie to the new position of Director of Publishing and New Media at the Royal Collection. Ms Rellie joins the Royal Collection in May from the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles, where she had been Assistant Director, Communications and Information Resources since 2007. In 2001 she was appointed Tate’s first Head of Digital Programmes. ... Read more about Appointment of Director of Publishing and New Media

Marcus Adams: Royal Photographer

Release date: 
Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Release date: Wednesday, 10 February 2010

A new book and an exhibition at Windsor Castle will celebrate the work of Marcus Adams, who devoted 50 years to photographing children – particularly royal children. The son of the photographer Walton Adams, Marcus Adams created a unique record of two generations of the royal children between 1926 and 1956. ... Read more about Marcus Adams: Royal Photographer

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