Press releases

Exhibitions and Displays 2005

Release date: 
Wednesday, 4 May 2005
May 2005 The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace Enchanting the Eye: Dutch Paintings of the Golden Age * The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace Until 30 October 2005 The Royal Collection contains one of the world’s finest groups of Dutch 17th-century paintings.

New online catalogue reveals stories behind the Royal Collection

Release date: 
Wednesday, 27 April 2005
On 27 April 2005 the Royal Collection launches on its new website (www.royalcollection.org.uk) the first phase of the e-Gallery, a multimedia catalogue of some of the greatest works in the Collection.

Royal Wedding commemorative tankards from the Royal Collection

Release date: 
Thursday, 24 March 2005
To celebrate the marriage of H.R.H. The Prince of Wales and Mrs Camilla Parker-Bowles on 8th April 2005, the Royal Collection has produced two exquisite English bone china tankards.

Annual Openings of Frogmore House, Garden and Mausoleum

Release date: 
Thursday, 10 March 2005
Frogmore House, set amid the magnificent private Home Park of Windsor Castle, has been a favoured royal retreat for over 300 years. Built in the 17th century, it was purchased in 1792 for George III’s consort, Queen Charlotte. Frogmore is no longer an occupied royal residence but is frequently used by the Royal Family for entertaining.

Enchanting the Eye: Dutch Paintings of the Golden Age

Release date: 
Friday, 11 February 2005
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 11 February - 30 October 2005 The Royal Collection contains one of the world's finest groups of Dutch 17th-century paintings. Among the most enduringly popular images in Western Art, these pictures have for centuries been admired for their harmonious compositions, close observation of detail, subtle light effects and meticulous finish.

Watercolours and Drawings from the Collection of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

Release date: 
Tuesday, 4 January 2005
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse 19 March - 25 September 2005 The art collection formed by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother reflects her warm friendships with artists and her very personal response to a quality in works of art that she called 'the effect of magic'.

Queen Victoria and the Crimea

Release date: 
Tuesday, 4 January 2005
A display in The Drawings Gallery, Windsor Castle 30 April 2005 - April 2006 In the 100 years between the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo and the outbreak of the First World War, British forces fought in only one European war - the Crimean War of 1854-56. Improved communication, the advent of photography, the growth of the pictorial press and the presence of war reporters in the Crimea allowed the British public to follow the unfolding events of conflict for the first time.