Press releases

Kings and Queens: 1,000 Years of British Royal History

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Thursday, 3 December 2015

Royal Collection Trust has produced its first ever children's iPad app, illustrating the fascinating royal history of Britain.  Kings and Queens: 1,000 Years of British Royal History delves into the lives of the 42 British kings and queens from the last 1,000 years, telling their stories through biographies, portraits and family trees. ... Read more about Kings and Queens: 1,000 Years of British Royal History

Scottish Artists 1750 – 1900: From Caledonia to the Continent

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Showcasing the best Scottish art in the Royal Collection, an exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace tells the story of royal patronage and the emergence of a distinctive Scottish school of art. ... Read more about Scottish Artists 1750 – 1900: From Caledonia to the Continent

Dutch masterpieces collected by kings and queens since Charles I go on display in a new exhibition

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Thursday, 12 November 2015

The first painting by Rembrandt van Rijn to reach England and one of fewer than 40 known paintings by Johannes Vermeer are among the highlights of Masters of the Everyday: Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer, a new exhibition from the Royal Collection opening tomorrow (Friday, 13 November) at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace.  The exhibition has been created in partnership with the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague, where it will be shown in autumn 2016. ... Read more about Dutch masterpieces collected by kings and queens since Charles I go on display in a new exhibition

Conservation ahead of new exhibition reveals surprising element to painting

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Monday, 2 November 2015

From street vendors peddling food to singers performing to a crowd, a 17th-century Dutch painting in the Royal Collection captures all the rustic charm of a village fair.  But work undertaken by Royal Collection Trust conservators ahead of a new exhibition opening at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace next month has revealed that all was not quite as it seemed. ... Read more about Conservation ahead of new exhibition reveals surprising element to painting

The largest exhibition of Her Majesty The Queen's wardrobe will mark The Queen's 90th birthday in 2016

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Thursday, 29 October 2015

In celebration of The Queen's 90th birthday, three special exhibitions, Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe, will be staged across each of Her Majesty's official residences during 2016. ... Read more about The largest exhibition of Her Majesty The Queen's wardrobe will mark The Queen's 90th birthday in 2016

Group visits from Royal Collection Trust 2016

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Thursday, 29 October 2015

Royal Collection Trust has announced its programme of exhibitions, displays and group visits at the official royal residences and The Queen's Galleries for 2016.  The highlight of the year will be three special exhibitions, Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe, which will be staged across each of Her Majesty's official residences in celebration of  The Queen's 90th birthday.  ... Read more about Group visits from Royal Collection Trust 2016

Shakespeare in the Royal Library

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Wednesday, 28 October 2015

The 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare in 2016 will be marked at Windsor Castle with an exhibition celebrating the playwright's longstanding association with the town of Windsor and the royal court.  ... Read more about Shakespeare in the Royal Library

Christmas Tree at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Christmas at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

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Monday, 26 October 2015

The Palace of Holyroodhouse will have a merry makeover this Christmas, with the official Scottish residence of The Queen decked inside and out for the festive period with trees, wreaths and garlands, and over 20,000 twinkling lights. ... Read more about Christmas at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Celebrate Christmas at the official residence of Her Majesty The Queen

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Monday, 19 October 2015

From 21 November, the State Apartments at Windsor Castle will be transformed with a festive Regency-themed display to show how the Prince Regent (the future George IV) celebrated Christmas at the Castle in the early-19th century. ... Read more about Celebrate Christmas at the official residence of Her Majesty The Queen

2016 exhibitions and displays programme

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Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Royal Collection Trust has announced its programme of exhibitions and displays at the royal residences and The Queen's Galleries for the year ahead.

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