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The Royal Collection has collaborated with BBC Radio 4 to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. A new eight-part series, The Art of Monarchy, illuminates the long history of the monarchy through the works of art that British kings and queens have acquired. The programmes present objects from Balmoral Castle in Scotland to the Royal Library at Windsor; and from the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace to Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. These objects illustrate such diverse themes as faith, progress, war and legacy.

News

New exhibition opens at The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

The first exhibition in Scotland devoted to the Italian artist Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione opens on Friday, 14 November at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse. Lawless and impetuous, most of what is known of Castiglione is from court documents rather than fulfilled artistic commissions, but he was one of the most innovative and ground-breaking artists of the Italian Baroque. ... Read more about New exhibition opens at The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

First photographs of a royal tour to go on display

Thursday, 6 November 2014

In 1862, the 20-year-old Prince of Wales, eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert (and the future King Edward VII), embarked on a tour of the Middle East, accompanied by the photographer Francis Bedford.  The resulting images, produced little ... Read more about First photographs of a royal tour to go on display