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Crimson jacket and matching sleeveless silk dress worn by Princess Margaret as ‘Princess Roxana’ in the 1943 production of Aladdin at Windsor Castle.

Pantomime costume worn by Princess Elizabeth to go on display for the first time at Windsor Castle in a new exhibition of The Queen's wardrobe

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Thursday, 18 August 2016

A costume worn by Her Majesty The Queen as the teenage Princess Elizabeth when she starred in the pantomime Aladdin will go on public display for the first time in the special exhibition Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe at Windsor Castle from Saturday, 17 September.  ... Read more about Pantomime costume worn by Princess Elizabeth to go on display for the first time at Windsor Castle in a new exhibition of The Queen's wardrobe

The Sunflower Clock c.1752

Exhibition celebrating the garden in works of art from the Royal Collection opens in Edinburgh

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Thursday, 4 August 2016

From drawings by Leonardo da Vinci and a gardening manual owned by Henry VIII, to a metre-high clock in the form of a vase of flowers, a new exhibition exploring the garden in art opens in Edinburgh tomorrow (Friday, 5 August) at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse.   ... Read more about Exhibition celebrating the garden in works of art from the Royal Collection opens in Edinburgh

Sir Quentin Blake and children sitting on the hand of 'The BFG' at the Buckingham Palace Family Pavilion

Buckingham Palace Family Festival: The Queen's 90th Birthday

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Thursday, 4 August 2016

On Saturday, 6 August, families visiting Buckingham Palace can take part in a host of fun activities to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday year. ... Read more about Buckingham Palace Family Festival: The Queen's 90th Birthday

A display of The Queen's dresses, part of the 'Fashioning a Reign' exhibition at Buckingham Palace

Outfits from across ten decades of The Queen's life go on display

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Friday, 22 July 2016

From Saturday, 23 July, visitors to this year's Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace will enjoy an unprecedented display of The Queen's dress in the special exhibition Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe. ... Read more about Outfits from across ten decades of The Queen's life go on display

Scottish State Coach

Scottish State Coach to go on display at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

For the month of August, the magnificent Scottish State Coach will be displayed on the forecourt of the Palace of Holyroodhouse to mark Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday year.  Originally built for the Duke of Cambridge in 1830 and used for the coronation of his brother, William IV, the following year, the coach is today used by members of the Royal Family on ceremonial occasions.  It will go on display from 30 July until 28 August. ... Read more about Scottish State Coach to go on display at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Queen Victoria's parure

How Queen Victoria and Prince Albert expressed their love through flowers is explored in a new exhibition

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Tuesday, 12 July 2016

How Queen Victoria and Prince Albert used the symbolism of flowers to express their love for each other and their family is among the many themes explored in a new exhibition Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden, opening at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh on 5 August. Many of the items in the exhibition will be seen in Scotland for the first time. ... Read more about How Queen Victoria and Prince Albert expressed their love through flowers is explored in a new exhibition

The Queen's Bindery Apprenticeship to preserve the skills of hand bookbinding

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Monday, 11 July 2016

The increasingly rare skills and expertise of the hand bookbinding trade will be preserved in the UK through a unique new training initiative, The Queen's Bindery Apprenticeship, which launches today (11 July). ... Read more about The Queen's Bindery Apprenticeship to preserve the skills of hand bookbinding

Alex Monroe for Buckingham Palace Corgi pendant

Alex Monroe creates new designs for Buckingham Palace range

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Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Following the success of last year's collaboration, Royal Collection Trust has invited British jeweller Alex Monroe to expand his popular jewellery range inspired by the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace.  Five necklaces have been added to the Alex Monroe for Buckingham Palace range. Each piece is made by hand in the designer's London studios using sterling silver and 22ct gold:  ... Read more about Alex Monroe creates new designs for Buckingham Palace range

Corgi wearing Royal Collection Trust pet range

New range of pet accessories from Royal Collection Trust

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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Royal Collection Trust's exclusive new range of pet accessories offers the perfect treat for your canine companion, whether a chihuahua, a collie or a corgi.  Your dog will appear effortlessly stylish wearing a snug coat or lounging on a fleecy blanket made in the Hunting Stewart tartan, the livery worn at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Her Majesty The Queen's official residence in Scotland. ... Read more about New range of pet accessories from Royal Collection Trust

Detail from The Queen's Coronation dress

The Queen's wedding and Coronation dresses to be displayed together for the first time to mark Her Majesty's 90th birthday

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Friday, 27 May 2016

Dresses worn by The Queen for two of the most significant occasions in Her Majesty's life will be seen together for the first time ever at the Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace (23 July to 2 October 2016).

The wedding dress worn by Princess Elizabeth for her marriage to The Duke of Edinburgh on 20 November 1947, and The Queen's Coronation dress, both designed by the great British couturier Sir Norman Hartnell (1901–1979), will be part of the special exhibition Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe. ... Read more about The Queen's wedding and Coronation dresses to be displayed together for the first time to mark Her Majesty's 90th birthday

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