A Christmas tree will hang from a ceiling at Windsor Castle in a recreation of Queen Victoria’s Christmas. From Saturday, 26 November, visitors to the Castle will see how the Queen and Prince Albert celebrated Christmas at Windsor with their young family. The State Dining Room and Octagon Dining Room will be transformed with displays of Victorian festive dining and a reconstruction of Victoria and Albert’s Christmas gift tables. ... Read more about Queen Victoria's Christmas returns to Windsor Castle
The official range of commemorative china to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee goes on sale today (Monday, 10 October). The Royal Collection range was inspired by the Rockingham Service, first used in 1838 at the coronation banquet of Queen Victoria, the only other monarch to celebrate 60 years on the throne. ... Read more about Diamond Jubilee china launches today
Three of history’s greatest military leaders have taken up a commanding position in the V&A’s Medieval and Renaissance Galleries, where they will stay for the next two years. The life-size portraits by Leone Leoni, among the most important Renaissance bronze sculptures in existence, have been generously loaned from the Royal Collection by Her Majesty The Queen. ... Read more about Leader who called himself ‘King of England’ moves to V&A
The Royal Collection launches a number of exclusive new products for Christmas to give your gifts the regal touch. They include a retro range for the kitchen, some very royal toys and elegant jewellery and stationery.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress, designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, is on display at Buckingham Palace as part of the annual Summer Opening (23 July – 3 October 2011). The Duchess chose British brand Alexander McQueen for the beauty of its craftsmanship and its respect for traditional workmanship and the technical construction of clothing. Her Royal Highness worked closely with Sarah Burton in formulating the design of her dress. ... Read more about The Royal Wedding Dress at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace
The Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress, designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, will go on display at Buckingham Palace during the annual Summer Opening (23 July – 3 October 2011). The Duchess chose British brand Alexander McQueen for the beauty of its craftsmanship and its respect for traditional workmanship and the technical construction of clothing. Her Royal Highness worked closely with Sarah Burton in formulating the design of her dress. ... Read more about The Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress to go on display at Buckingham Palace this summer
The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse
17 June 2011 – 15 January 2012
A new exhibition celebrates the Renaissance in northern Europe, the counterpart to the revolution in art and scholarship that took place in Italy during the 15th and 16th centuries. The period was dominated by the intense rivalry between the Habsburg Holy Roman Emperor, the kings of France and Henry VIII of England. ... Read more about The Northern Renaissance: Dürer to Holbein
The Royal Collection today announced a programme of exhibitions at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and a touring exhibition to five UK venues to mark Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee next year.
Jonathan Marsden, Director of the Royal Collection, said, ‘Our exhibitions celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee through many of the finest works of art in the Royal Collection, and we are particularly delighted to be sharing, on behalf of The Queen, some of these great treasures with museums and galleries across the UK.' ... Read more about Royal Collection exhibitions across the UK will celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012