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The Royal Baby Book: A Souvenir Album

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Monday, 19 August 2013

The Royal Baby Book: A Souvenir Album is the official publication marking the arrival of His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.  Published by Royal Collection Trust, it tells the story of seven heirs to the throne from Queen Victoria to Prince William of Wales through items from the Royal Collection, the Royal Archives and the private collections of members of the Royal Family.  Intimate photographs and letters, favourite toys, prams and cots, and even the future King’s first pair of shoes shed light on the lives of these royal babies from birth and infancy to arrival at ... Read more about The Royal Baby Book: A Souvenir Album

B Roll of animations from 'Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Man'

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Thursday, 1 August 2013

Almost 500 years after Leonardo da Vinci’s death, an exhibition that sheds new light on the his groundbreaking studies of the human body opens at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse. Long renowned as one of the finest artists of the Renaissance, Leonardo was also one of the greatest anatomists the world has ever seen. ... Read more about B Roll of animations from 'Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Man'

Exhibition sheds new light on Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical drawings

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Thursday, 1 August 2013

Almost 500 years after Leonardo da Vinci’s death, an exhibition that sheds new light on the his groundbreaking studies of the human body opens this Friday at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse as part of the Edinburgh International Festival. ... Read more about Exhibition sheds new light on Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical drawings

Reunited for the first time since 2 June 1953: Outfits from The Queen’s Coronation go on display at Buckingham Palace

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Friday, 26 July 2013

The largest exhibition ever mounted about the Coronation of Her Majesty The Queen opens at Buckingham Palace on Saturday, 27 July 2013. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of this historic event, The Queen’s Coronation 1953 at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace (27 July – 29 September) brings together an unprecedented array of the dress, uniform and robes worn on Coronation Day. ... Read more about Reunited for the first time since 2 June 1953: Outfits from The Queen’s Coronation go on display at Buckingham Palace

Official range of china celebrating the birth of a son to TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge goes on sale

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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Royal Collection Trust has produced the official range of china to celebrate the birth of a son to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.  The commemorative china will be decorated with a design of scrolls incorporating the name and birth date of their son, with the lion and unicorn from the Royal Arms supporting the coronet of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, surrounded by oak leaves from the Middleton coat of arms.   ... Read more about Official range of china celebrating the birth of a son to TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge goes on sale

Her Majesty The Queen in her Coronation Dress, 1953, Norman Hartnell

Norman Hartnell’s sketches of the dresses worn at The Queen’s Coronation to go on display

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Friday, 24 May 2013

Sketches by British couturier Norman Hartnell, the principal designer of the outfits worn at the Coronation of Her Majesty The Queen, will go on display this summer as part of the special exhibition, The Queen’s Coronation 1953, at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace (27 July – 29 September 2013). The exhibition celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Coronation by bringing together an unprecedented array of the dress, uniform and robes worn for the historic event on 2 June 1953. ... Read more about Norman Hartnell’s sketches of the dresses worn at The Queen’s Coronation to go on display

New limited-edition chinaware commemorates The Queen's Coronation

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Monday, 13 May 2013

Royal Collection Trust has introduced three new limited-edition pieces to the Coronation range of commemorative china.  The official range marks the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen’s Coronation and includes a variety of pieces, with prices beginning at £25.00.  The latest limited-editions include a tea caddy and a loving cup, both limited to 750 pieces, and an oval pillbox, of which 1,000 have been produced.  Demand has grown considerably in recent years for limited-edition china, and few English factories now produce such specialist items. ... Read more about New limited-edition chinaware commemorates The Queen's Coronation

The fashionable world of the Tudors and Stuarts revealed at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace

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Tuesday, 7 May 2013

A diamond ring given by Charles I to his 19-year-old wife, the armour of a fashion-conscious 13-year-old boy who should have been king, and the diamond-encrusted box in which a queen kept her face patches are among the highlights of a new exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. ... Read more about The fashionable world of the Tudors and Stuarts revealed at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Gareth Pugh Press Video

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Saturday, 4 May 2013

Fashion designer Gareth Pugh has spoken of his fascination with ‘the first power-dressers’ in the run-up to the opening of a new exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace.  In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion, which opens on 10 May, explores the fashionable world of the Tudors and Stuarts through paintings, drawings and prints from the Royal Collection, as well as rare surviving examples of contemporary clothing and accessories. ... Read more about Gareth Pugh Press Video

Tudor and Stuart power-dressers still inspire fashion today, explains Gareth Pugh

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Friday, 3 May 2013

Gareth Pugh’s interest in historical fashion was first piqued when he was a small boy, by an image of Elizabeth I wearing her customary ruff and sumptuous padded dress.  This fascination with ‘the first power-dressers’ still influences the collections of the young British designer today, he explains in the run-up to the opening of a new exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. ... Read more about Tudor and Stuart power-dressers still inspire fashion today, explains Gareth Pugh

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