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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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Previously unseen watercolours of royal gardens go on display

Thursday, 19 March 2015

As public statements of power and status, or private expressions of love and family life, gardens have held different meanings for generations of kings and queens, from Henry VIII to Queen Victoria.  Images of royal gardens at official residences and ... Read more about Previously unseen watercolours of royal gardens go on display

'A Royal Welcome' at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace

Monday, 16 March 2015

Last year the Royal Family welcomed around 62,000 guests to Buckingham Palace, at State Visits, receptions, Garden Parties, Investitures and private audiences. This year,  at the Summer Opening of the Palace,  displays throughout the State Rooms will ... Read more about 'A Royal Welcome' at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace