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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

Release date: 
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

Release date: 
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

Release date: 
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

Release date: 
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?

Release date: 
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

Release date: 
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

New limited-edition pieces added to the official range of Diamond Jubilee china

Release date: 
Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Release date: Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Three new limited-edition pieces have been added to the official range of commemorative china to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The items are a cake stand (£395) limited to 250, a lionhead bowl (£250) limited to 500, and an ornamental urn (£495) limited to 250. ... Read more about New limited-edition pieces added to the official range of Diamond Jubilee china

Use your phone to discover how they change the Guard at Buckingham Palace

Release date: 
Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Release date: Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Why don’t the guards smile when they are on duty at Buckingham Palace? How do the guards stay in formation when they are marching? These are the kind of questions that visitors watching Guard change at Buckingham Palace really want answers to. Now a Royal Collection app gives them all that information – and more – at the touch of a button. ... Read more about Use your phone to discover how they change the Guard at Buckingham Palace

Give a visit to Buckingham Palace in Diamond Jubilee year

Release date: 
Friday, 23 March 2012

Release date: Friday, 23 March 2012

To celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Royal Collection has launched the Buckingham Palace Jubilee Gift Box. This limited-edition gift includes a copy of Queen Elizabeth II: A Diamond Jubilee Souvenir Album, and premium tickets for this year’s Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace and the special exhibition Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration. ... Read more about Give a visit to Buckingham Palace in Diamond Jubilee year

Mystery of the gold crown given to Queen Victoria

Release date: 
Thursday, 15 March 2012

Release date: Thursday, 15 March 2012

A gold crown presented to Queen Victoria in 1862 has long been described as a unique survivor and symbol of power from the Inca civilization. But new research reveals that the object’s origins may be even more intriguing than previously thought. Deborah Clarke of the Royal Collection began researching the crown’s history in preparation for the exhibition Treasures from The Queen’s Palaces at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse (from 16 March). ... Read more about Mystery of the gold crown given to Queen Victoria

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