Press releases

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 fi ... 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

In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion

Release date: 
Monday, 28 January 2013

The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace
10 May – 6 October 2013

For the Tudor and Stuart elite, luxurious clothing was an essential component of court life. Garments and accessories – and the way in which they were worn – conveyed important messages about wealth, gender, age, social position, marital status and religion. Through the evidence of portraiture, In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion traces changing tastes in fashionable attire and the spread of fashion through the royal courts of Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries. Using paintings, drawings and prints from the Royal Collection, and rare surviving examples of clothing and accessories, it explores the style of the rich and famous of the Tudor and Stuart periods. ... Read more about In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion

The Queen’s Coronation 1953

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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

The special exhibition at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace
27 July - 29 September 2013

This summer marks the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. To celebrate this anniversary, a special exhibition at Buckingham Palace will bring together an unprecedented array of the dress, uniform and robes worn for the historic event. ... Read more about The Queen’s Coronation 1953

The official china range to commemorate the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation

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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

The official range of commemorative china to mark the anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen’s Coronation is now on sale. Inspired by the Coronation procession on 2 June 1953, the design reflects the pomp and pageantry of a grand State ceremonial occasion.

The Queen acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952 and was crowned at Westminster Abbey the following year. On the day, some three million people lined the streets of London to watch the Coronation procession, when The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, made her way to and from Buckingham Palace in the Gold State Coach. ... Read more about The official china range to commemorate the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation

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