Press releases

The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton and Antarctic Photography

Release date: 
Friday, 12 August 2011

Release date: Friday, 12 August 2011

The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace
21 October 2011 – 15 April 2012

It is a story of heroism and bravery, and ultimately of tragedy, that has mesmerised generations. One hundred years on from their epic voyages to the very limits of the Earth, and of man’s endurance, the legends of Scott and Shackleton live on. ... Read more about The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton and Antarctic Photography

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The Royal Collection’s first book for children

Release date: 
Thursday, 11 August 2011

Release date: Thursday, 11 August 2011

A Children’s Book about Buckingham Palace
By Marion McAuley, illustrations by Katy Sleight

Does The Queen wear her crown in bed and who walks the corgis when she’s busy? Those are the sort of details children really want to know about life at Buckingham Palace. ... Read more about The Royal Collection’s first book for children

The Royal Wedding Dress at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace

Release date: 
Friday, 22 July 2011

Release date: Friday, 22 July 2011

The Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress, designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, is on display at Buckingham Palace as part of the annual Summer Opening (23 July – 3 October 2011). The Duchess chose British brand Alexander McQueen for the beauty of its craftsmanship and its respect for traditional workmanship and the technical construction of clothing. Her Royal Highness worked closely with Sarah Burton in formulating the design of her dress. ... Read more about The Royal Wedding Dress at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace

The Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress to go on display at Buckingham Palace this summer

Release date: 
Monday, 6 June 2011

Release date: Monday, 6 June 2011

The Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress, designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, will go on display at Buckingham Palace during the annual Summer Opening (23 July – 3 October 2011). The Duchess chose British brand Alexander McQueen for the beauty of its craftsmanship and its respect for traditional workmanship and the technical construction of clothing. Her Royal Highness worked closely with Sarah Burton in formulating the design of her dress. ... Read more about The Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress to go on display at Buckingham Palace this summer

The Northern Renaissance: Dürer to Holbein

Release date: 
Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Release date: Wednesday, 18 May 2011

The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse
17 June 2011 – 15 January 2012

A new exhibition celebrates the Renaissance in northern Europe, the counterpart to the revolution in art and scholarship that took place in Italy during the 15th and 16th centuries. The period was dominated by the intense rivalry between the Habsburg Holy Roman Emperor, the kings of France and Henry VIII of England. ... Read more about The Northern Renaissance: Dürer to Holbein

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Royal Collection exhibitions across the UK will celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012

Release date: 
Thursday, 5 May 2011

Release date: Thursday, 5 May 2011

The Royal Collection today announced a programme of exhibitions at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and a touring exhibition to five UK venues to mark Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee next year.
Jonathan Marsden, Director of the Royal Collection, said, ‘Our exhibitions celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee through many of the finest works of art in the Royal Collection, and we are particularly delighted to be sharing, on behalf of The Queen, some of these great treasures with museums and galleries across the UK.' ... Read more about Royal Collection exhibitions across the UK will celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012

The Royal Collection launches the first official ‘Royal App’

Release date: 
Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Release date: Tuesday, 5 April 2011

The Royal Collection will launch the first official ‘Royal App’ about royal weddings of the past, in the run-up to the forthcoming marriage of HRH Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton. The Royal Weddings app tells the story of seven royal weddings, from Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1840, to TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in 2005. It will be available to download for Apple and Android from 18 April 2011. ... Read more about The Royal Collection launches the first official ‘Royal App’

Frogmore House and Gardens

Annual openings of Frogmore House and Garden

Release date: 
Friday, 25 March 2011

Release date: Friday, 25 March 2011

A favourite royal retreat for over 300 years, Frogmore House and Garden will open to the public on 17, 18 and 19 May for the annual Charity Garden Open Days and on 6, 7 and 8 August 2011. Visitors have the chance to discover Frogmore’s delightful interiors and beautiful grounds set in the magnificent private Home Park of Windsor Castle. ... Read more about Annual openings of Frogmore House and Garden

Dutch Landscapes

Release date: 
Thursday, 17 March 2011

Release date: Thursday, 17 March 2011

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
15 April - 9 October 2011

This exhibition of 42 paintings draws on the Royal Collection’s rich holdings of Dutch 17th-century landscapes, including works by Jacob van Ruisdael, Aelbert Cuyp, Jan van der Heyden and Meyndert Hobbema. By the 17th century, landscape painting was well established as a distinct art form and one in which Netherlandish artists excelled. ... Read more about Dutch Landscapes

Royal Fabergé - special exhibition at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace announced

Release date: 
Thursday, 17 March 2011

Release date: Thursday, 17 March 2011

Over 100 masterpieces by Peter Carl Fabergé, the greatest Russian jeweller and goldsmith of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, will go on display in a special exhibition at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace. Royal Fabergé explores how six successive generations of the British Royal Family, from Queen Victoria to Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, have shaped the finest collection of Fabergé in the world – unparalleled in size, range and quality. The exhibition includes a number of works on public display for the first time. ... Read more about Royal Fabergé - special exhibition at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace announced

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