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10,000 diamonds go on display at Buckingham Palace to mark the Jubilee

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012

More than 10,000 diamonds set in works acquired by six monarchs over three centuries go on display at Buckingham Palace to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s 60-year reign. The special exhibition Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration (30 June – 8 July & 31 July – 7 October) includes a number of The Queen’s personal jewels and works from the Royal Collection chosen for their artistic significance and their historic importance, and for the supreme skill in diamond cutting and mounting they embody. ... Read more about 10,000 diamonds go on display at Buckingham Palace to mark the Jubilee

Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration

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Monday, 11 June 2012

Release date: Monday, 11 June 2012

This year Her Majesty The Queen became only the second sovereign in British history to have reigned for 60 years. In celebration, a spectacular exhibition at Buckingham Palace will show the many ways in which diamonds have been used and worn by British monarchs over the last two centuries. ... Read more about Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration

Diamond Jubilee Tea and Cake

Official Diamond Jubilee tea and cake

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Thursday, 31 May 2012

Release date: Thursday, 31 May 2012

If you are searching for the perfect ingredient for a Diamond Jubilee tea party, this may be exactly what you require. To mark Her Majesty The Queen’s 60 years on the throne, the Royal Collection has commissioned a fruitcake from Fiona Cairns, the cake designer who made the wedding cake for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ... Read more about Official Diamond Jubilee tea and cake

Exhibition curator Caroline de Guitaut holds Diamond Diadem

Famous Diamond Diadem on stamps and coins will go on display for Jubilee exhibition

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Release date: Tuesday, 29 May 2012

The Diamond Diadem, worn by The Queen on British and Commonwealth stamps, is to go on display at Buckingham Palace this summer, in an exhibition that celebrates Her Majesty The Queen’s 60 years on the throne. Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration, part of the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace (30 June – 8 July & 31 July – 7 October), shows the many ways in which diamonds have been used and worn by British monarchs over the last two centuries. ... Read more about Famous Diamond Diadem on stamps and coins will go on display for Jubilee exhibition

Exhibition curator Caroline de Guitaut holds the Cullinan III and IV Brooch. Photographer: Ian Jones

Jewellery made from the world's largest diamond is to go on display

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Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Jewellery made from the largest diamond ever found will go on display at Buckingham Palace this summer in the special exhibition 'Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration', part of the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace (30 June – 8 July & 31 July – 7 October) ... Read more about Jewellery made from the world's largest diamond is to go on display

Largest exhibition of Leonardo’s anatomical work reveals a genius centuries ahead of his rivals

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Monday, 30 April 2012

Release date: Monday, 30 April 2012

Leonardo da Vinci’s ground-breaking studies of the human body are to go on display in the largest-ever exhibition of his anatomical work. The exhibition, which takes place almost 500 years after his death, will feature 87 pages from Leonardo’s notebooks, including 24 sides of previously unexhibited material ... Read more about Largest exhibition of Leonardo’s anatomical work reveals a genius centuries ahead of his rivals

The iPad app that brings Leonardo’s work to life

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Monday, 30 April 2012

Release date: Monday, 30 April 2012

Almost 500 years after Leonardo da Vinci’s death, technology brings the artist’s ground-breaking studies of the human body to life. An iPad app, Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomy, allows us to appreciate fully the astonishing accuracy of Leonardo’s work for the first time. ... Read more about The iPad app that brings Leonardo’s work to life

Revealed, an illustrated fairytale from Queen Mary's Dolls' House

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Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Release date: 17 April 2011

It was designed for the most famous dolls’ house in the world, with pages no bigger than postage stamps. But next month, 90 years after it was written, this tiny book, specially created for Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House at Windsor Castle, will be reproduced on human scale. Thanks to a collaboration between Royal Collection Publications and Walker Books, the fairy story and illustrations contained within J. Smith, by Fougasse, will be revealed in full for the first time. ... Read more about Revealed, an illustrated fairytale from Queen Mary's Dolls' House

New Publication - Will There Be Knights and Dragons?

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Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Release date: Tuesday, 10 April 2012

A Children’s Book about Windsor Castle
By Marion McAuley and Leah Kharibian. Illustrations by Katy Sleight.

Are there knights and dragons at Windsor Castle? Is the Round Tower really round? Are there any secret passages? How can you tell if The Queen is at home? ... Read more about New Publication - Will There Be Knights and Dragons?

Previously unexhibited page from Leonardo's notebooks includes artist's 'to do' list

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Thursday, 5 April 2012

Release date: Thursday, 5 April 2012

Leonardo da Vinci's 'to do' list and his thoughts on what it takes to be a great anatomist are revealed in a remarkable sheet from one of the artist's notebooks. Written around 1510 in his distinctive mirror-writing, the page of notes goes on display for the first time next month in 'Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist' at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. ... Read more about Previously unexhibited page from Leonardo's notebooks includes artist's 'to do' list

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