Press releases

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

Release date: 
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

Enamelled gold inkstand presented to the Prince of Wales during his 1875-6 tour of India

Dazzling Indian objects from the Royal Collection to go on display in a new touring exhibition

Release date: 
Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Some of the finest Indian treasures from the Royal Collection will go on display in a new Royal Collection Trust exhibition that tells the story of the grand tour of the Subcontinent made by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) at the end of the 19th century. ... Read more about Dazzling Indian objects from the Royal Collection to go on display in a new touring exhibition

Windsor Castle

100 schoolchildren to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday with a tea party at Windsor Castle

Release date: 
Wednesday, 18 May 2016

On Friday, 10 June, 100 schoolchildren will enjoy a very special outdoor tea party at Windsor Castle in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday. ... Read more about 100 schoolchildren to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday with a tea party at Windsor Castle

Jan Brueghel the Elder, 'Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden', 1615

Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden

Release date: 
Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Whether a sacred sanctuary, a place for scientific study, a haven for the solitary thinker or a space for pure enjoyment and delight, gardens are where mankind and nature meet. A new exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse explores the many ways in which the garden has been celebrated in art through over 75 paintings, drawings, books, manuscripts and decorative arts from the Royal Collection, including some of the earliest and rarest surviving records of gardens and plants. ... Read more about Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden

Helmet of Henry VIII armour garniture

A new catalogue of arms and armour in the Royal Collection

Release date: 
Monday, 25 April 2016

To mark the publication of the first major study in over 100 years of the European arms and armour in the Royal Collection, a programme of armour-themed family events will take place at Windsor Castle from Saturday, 30 July 2016 to Sunday, 21 August 2016, including armour demonstrations, dressing-up sessions and art workshops.  ... Read more about A new catalogue of arms and armour in the Royal Collection

'Fashioning a Reign' exhibition at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Exhibition opens at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday

Release date: 
Thursday, 21 April 2016

The first of three special exhibitions, Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe, opens today (Thursday, 21 April) at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on the 90th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen. ... Read more about Exhibition opens at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday

Coffee Senna With Split-Banded Owlet Butterfly by Maria Sibylla Merian

New exhibition explores remarkable life and work of 17th-century artist and naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian

Release date: 
Thursday, 14 April 2016

Dazzling watercolours that brought the wonders of South America to Europe in the early 18th century go on display in a new exhibition opening at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace tomorrow (Friday, 15 April).  Telling the extraordinary story of German artist and naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian through the exceptional group of her works in the Royal Collection, Maria Merian’s Butterflies presents some of the finest images of the natural world ever made, including several that go on public display for the first time. ... Read more about New exhibition explores remarkable life and work of 17th-century artist and naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian

Tartan in royal dress explored in exhibition at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Release date: 
Friday, 8 April 2016

The first of three special exhibitions marking the 90th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen, Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe will open at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on Thursday, 21 April 2016.

Significant events in The Queen's life and reign, Her Majesty's support of British craft and design, and tartan in royal dress are among the themes explored in the largest display of The Queen's dress and accessories ever to be shown in Scotland. ... Read more about Tartan in royal dress explored in exhibition at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Investment at the royal Palaces announced

Release date: 
Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Royal Collection Trust today announced a £37-million investment at Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse to fund a series of projects that will transform the experience of visitors. ... Read more about Investment at the royal Palaces announced

Image of front cover of The Birthday Crown

The Birthday Crown

Release date: 
Thursday, 31 March 2016

The Birthday Crown

By Davide Cali

Illustrated by Kate Slater

Published by Royal Collection Trust, 12 April 2016

Price £12.95

Hardback, 210 x 275 mm, 32 pages, illustrated in full colour throughout

ISBN 978 1 909741 39 3

Royal Collection Trust will publish a new children's book to celebrate the 90th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen.  It has been written by Davide Cali, the well-known author of books for children and young adults. ... Read more about The Birthday Crown

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