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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.

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Battlefield souvenirs go on display as Windsor Castle marks 200th anniversary of Waterloo

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Napoleon's cloak, taken from the Emperor's fleeing baggage train; a chair made from the tree that marked the Duke of Wellington's command post on the battlefield; and one of George IV's most prized possessions – a table immortalising Napoleon's reign – are among the unique artefacts to go on display at Windsor Castle to mark the 200th anniversary of the momentous battle. ... Read more about Battlefield souvenirs go on display as Windsor Castle marks 200th anniversary of Waterloo

Royal Collection paintings on loan to the Royal Academy

Monday, 26 January 2015

Three paintings from the Royal Collection have gone on display in a new exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.  The exhibition focuses on the work of Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens, as well as that of notable artists of subsequent ... Read more about Royal Collection paintings on loan to the Royal Academy