Press releases

New café opens its doors at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

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Monday, 19 April 2004
On Wednesday, 21 April 2004 the new café at the Palace of Holyroodhouse will open to the public, the first service of its kind at an official residence of The Queen.

Spring and Summer Events at Windsor Castle 2004

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Thursday, 8 April 2004
The Bands of the Household Division summer concert season at Windsor Castle begins with a performance by the Life Guards on Easter Sunday (11 April 2004). The Bands will perform a variety of concert repertoire at 14:30 each Sunday afternoon until the end of August, weather permitting.

New guided tours and family activity days at the Royal Mews

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Friday, 19 March 2004
Visitors to the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace can now learn more about the Royal Household department responsible for all road travel by The Queen and members of the Royal Family, whether by historic carriage or modern car. Guided tours will depart at regular intervals throughout the day, escorted by Royal Mews wardens dressed in their striking scarlet and navy liveries.

New George III and Queen Charlotte range from the Royal Collection

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Monday, 8 March 2004
To celebrate the opening of George III and Queen Charlotte: Patronage, Collecting and Court Taste at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace (26 March 2004 - 9 January 2005) Royal Collection Enterprises has commissioned an exclusive new range of products inspired by some of the finest works of art in the exhibition. The range includes limited-edition china, glassware, cushions and bags, and beautifully boxed linenware.

New publication from the Royal Collection

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Tuesday, 17 February 2004
New publication from the Royal Collection 17 February 2004 The Architect King: George III and the Culture of the Enlightenment By David Watkin. Published in September 2004 Three months after George III's accession, Horace Walpole observed, 'Building, I am told, is the King's favourite study'. Although George III's interest in agriculture, science and the arts is well documented, it was architectural design that engaged him most deeply. Certainly the King was both passionate and knowledgeable about architecture and it is clear from his drawings that he was himself a competent architect.

Exhibitions and Displays 2004

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Friday, 2 January 2004
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace Royal Treasures The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace Until 1 February 2004 The selection of over 400 outstanding works for the inaugural exhibition at The Queen's Gallery has been made across the entire breadth of the Royal Collection, from nine royal residences and over five centuries of collecting. It includes paintings, furniture, clocks, sculpture and ceramics, silver and gold, arms and armour, jewellery and miniatures.