Frogmore House, set amid the magnificent private Home Park of Windsor Castle, has been a favoured royal retreat for over 300 years. Built in the 17th century, it was purchased in 1792 for George III’s consort, Queen Charlotte. Frogmore is no longer an occupied royal residence but is frequently used by the Royal Family for entertaining.... Read more about Annual Openings of Frogmore House, Garden and Mausoleum

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

11 February - 30 October 2005

The Royal Collection contains one of the world's finest groups of Dutch 17th-century paintings. Among the most enduringly popular images in Western Art, these pictures have for centuries been admired for their harmonious compositions, close observation of detail, subtle light effects and meticulous finish.... Read more about Enchanting the Eye: Dutch Paintings of the Golden Age

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

19 March - 25 September 2005
The art collection formed by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother reflects her warm friendships with artists and her very personal response to a quality in works of art that she called 'the effect of magic'. ... Read more about Watercolours and Drawings from the Collection of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

A display in The Drawings Gallery, Windsor Castle

30 April 2005 - April 2006
In the 100 years between the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo and the outbreak of the First World War, British forces fought in only one European war - the Crimean War of 1854-56. Improved communication, the advent of photography, the growth of the pictorial press and the presence of war reporters in the Crimea allowed the British public to follow the unfolding events of conflict for the first time.... Read more about Queen Victoria and the Crimea

Her Majesty The Queen has appointed Mr Desmond Shawe-Taylor to the position of Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures. Mr Shawe-Taylor, who is currently Director of Dulwich Picture Gallery, will join the Royal Collection as Surveyor Designate in April 2005 and will succeed Christopher Lloyd on Mr Lloyd's retirement in July.... Read more about Appointment of new Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures, The Royal Collection

The 'White Wardrobe' designed for Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother by Norman Hartnell will be the centrepiece of a special exhibition at the 2005 Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace (30 July - 27 September 2005). The theme of the exhibition will be the State Visit to France made by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in July 1938. Spectacular diamond jewellery worn by Queen Elizabeth with Hartnell's creations and many of the magnificent gifts presented to the King and Queen by President and Madame Lebrun on behalf of the people of France will be included in the display. The soft and impeccably elegant Hartnell look, immortalised in Cecil Beaton's famous series of photographs, was to be the hallmark of Queen Elizabeth's style for the rest of her life.... Read more about Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's 'White Wardrobe' to be shown at Buckingham Palace next Summer

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

George III and Queen Charlotte: Patronage, Collecting and Court Taste
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Until 9 January 2005

This major exhibition is the first ever to focus on both George III and his consort, Queen Charlotte, as collectors and to explore their encouragement of the arts. It examines their close association with leading artists and entrepreneurs during one of the most creative periods in British history, which saw the foundation of such bodies as the Royal Academy of Arts and the Royal Society of Arts.... Read more about Exhibitions and Displays 2005

Release date: Monday, 13 December 2004

The 'White Wardrobe' designed for Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother by Norman Hartnell will be the centrepiece of a special exhibition at the 2005 Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace (30 July - 27 September 2005). The theme of the exhibition will be the State Visit to France made by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in July 1938. ... Read more about Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's 'White Wardrobe' to be shown at Buckingham Palace next Summer

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

14 May - 7 November 2004

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
February - November 2005... Read more about Enchanting the Eye: Dutch Paintings of the Golden Age

Developing the Picture: Queen Alexandra and the Art of Photography

By Frances Dimond
Published by Royal Collection Publications, 4 October 2004... Read more about New Publication from the Royal Collection

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