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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

Blue silk could be Garter ribbon worn by Charles I in Van Dyck’s famous portrait, scientific analysis shows

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Thursday, 2 May 2013

A length of blue silk attached to a book in the Royal Collection may well be the Garter ribbon worn by Charles I as he sat for Sir Anthony van Dyck’s famous triple portrait, scientific analysis has revealed.  The portrait and the ribbon will be brought together for the first time in the Royal Collection Trust exhibition In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion, which explores the fashionable attire of European royal courts in the 16th and 17th centuries and opens next month at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace (10 May – 6 October 2013). ... Read more about Blue silk could be Garter ribbon worn by Charles I in Van Dyck’s famous portrait, scientific analysis shows

Royal Paintbox: Royal Artists Past and Present

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Friday, 29 March 2013

For generations, Britain’s kings, queens and their families have been inspired to paint, sketch and sculpt.  Accompanying the ITV programme Royal Paintbox, an exhibition of the same name at Windsor Castle this summer charts the history of royal artists from the 17th century to the present day.  It includes works by George III and his children, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and their children, King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra and by Her Majesty The Queen.  Also on display are a group of watercolours by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, who plays a leading role in the ... Read more about Royal Paintbox: Royal Artists Past and Present

Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Man

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

An exhibition that sheds new light on Leonardo da Vinci’s anatomical work opens at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, in August. 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 Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Man

Antiquities collected by a future king reunite 150 years on, as the first photography of a royal tour goes on display

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Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Greek and Egyptian antiquities collected by King Edward VII, when Prince of Wales, are to be reunited for the first time in 150 years for an exhibition of photography at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse. ... Read more about Antiquities collected by a future king reunite 150 years on, as the first photography of a royal tour goes on display

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