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A painting by Mathias Kauage entitled Missis Kwin

The Commonwealth: Gifts to The Queen

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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

In the year that The Commonwealth Games come to Scotland, a display at the Palace of Holyroodhouse marks The Queen's role as Head of the Commonwealth through gifts presented to Her Majesty by Commonwealth countries around the world. The Queen has visited almost every country in the Commonwealth during her 61-year reign.  Underlying these visits, and those made by foreign Heads of State to the United Kingdom, is the important principle of friendship, often recognized by an exchange of gifts. 
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Gifts to The Queen from around The Commonwealth go on display at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Release date: 
Wednesday, 19 March 2014
In the year that Scotland hosts The Commonwealth Games, a special display at the Palace of Holyroodhouse brings together more than 70 gifts presented to The Queen from Commonwealth countries around the world.
James V of Scotland (1512-42) from the exhibition In Fine Style

The sartorial styles of Scottish Kings and Queens revealed

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Thursday, 13 March 2014
In the 17th century it became fashionable for women to adopt elements of masculine dress. One such trendsetter was Mary of Modena, second wife of James VII of Scotland, who wears a richly embroidered masculine riding habit in a portrait by Simon Verelst (c.1675). Frances Teresa Stuart, Duchess of Richmond, also favoured this fashion and is seen wearing a buff coat, a quintessentially male item of dress, in a portrait by Jacob Huysmans (1664).

Treasures from the Royal Archives

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Thursday, 13 February 2014
Since 1914 the iconic Round Tower of Windsor Castle has been home to the Royal Archives, an unparalleled collection of documents relating to the history of the British Monarchy.

Returning after 250 years, the 18th-century artist who made his name capturing views of Windsor Castle.

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014
He is known for his beautiful views of Windsor, providing a fascinating insight into life at the Castle during the reign of George III (1760–1820).
A painting by Mathias Kauage entitled Missis Kwin

Commonwealth gifts presented to Her Majesty on display at The Queen's official residence in Scotland

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Saturday, 1 February 2014

Royal Collection Trust is at VisitScotland Expo to present the 2014 programme of exhibitions and group visits at The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh and at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official Scottish residence of Her Majesty The Queen.  Highlights include a display of gifts presented to The Queen from Commonwealth nations around the world and an exhibition exploring the sartorial styles of the Tudor and Stuart rich and famous. ... Read more about Commonwealth gifts presented to Her Majesty on display at The Queen's official residence in Scotland

Capturing the Castle: Watercolours of Windsor by Paul and Thomas Sandby

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013
Twenty views of Windsor Castle by the great 18th-century watercolourists Paul and Thomas Sandby go on display at the Castle from 7 February.

In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion

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Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Through the evidence of portraiture, In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse traces changing tastes in fashionable attire in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Intrigue and scandal abound in the work of an 18th-century caricaturist

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013
A new exhibition of work by one of the wittiest and most popular caricaturists of Georgian Britain opens at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse tomorrow (Friday, 22 November).

Christmas comes to Windsor Castle

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Monday, 11 November 2013
This festive season Windsor Castle will be transformed inside and out, as the visitor route is decorated for Christmas.

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