Press releases

Undiscovered poems by a Poet Laureate to go on display

Release date: 
Tuesday, 1 July 2014
Three unpublished poems by John Masefield (1878–1967) are to go on display in a new exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse next month. The handwritten works were given to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (the future Queen Mother) by Masefield,
Treasures from the Royal Archives publication cover

Treasures from the Royal Archives

Release date: 
Monday, 19 May 2014
From the private diaries of monarchs and letters from Prime Ministers, to household account books and a kitchen maid's recipes, Treasures from the Royal Archives provides an unparalleled insight into the lives and activities of generations of the royal family.
Title deed for Buckingham Palace, 1763

Documents from the Royal Family's private archive go on display at Windsor Castle

Release date: 
Friday, 16 May 2014
From the title deed of Buckingham Palace to George III's reflections on the loss of America, the Royal Archives contains an unparalleled collection of documents that capture key moments in the history of the British Monarchy.

Annual openings of Frogmore House and Garden

Release date: 
Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Frogmore House and Garden – the charming royal retreat set within Windsor Castle's magnificent private Home Park – will open to the public on 3, 4 and 5 June, as part of the annual Charity Garden Open Days, and on 16, 17 and 18 August 2014.  ... Read more about Annual openings of Frogmore House and Garden

A Royal Cookbook: Seasonal recipes from Buckingham Palace

Release date: 
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Re-create a royal menu at home with Royal Collection Trust's first-ever cookbook. Written by the Royal Chef and the Deputy Master of The Queen's Household, A Royal Cookbook presents four three-course menus adapted from those prepared in the kitchens of Buckingham Palace and served to guests of Her Majesty The Queen.

Exhibition celebrates the 300th anniversary of a new royal dynasty

Release date: 
Monday, 7 April 2014
Three hundred years ago Georg Ludwig, Elector of Hanover in Germany, acceded to the British throne as George I, the country's first constitutional monarch. Now the first exhibition to tell the story of the king who established an unbroken line of royal succession to Her Majesty The Queen opens at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace this Friday (11 April).

Royal Childhood

Release date: 
Wednesday, 2 April 2014
From well-loved toys and treasured family gifts to tiny childhood outfits, a special exhibition at Buckingham Palace will give an unprecedented glimpse into life as a young member of the royal family growing up at Buckingham Palace.
A painting by Mathias Kauage entitled Missis Kwin

The Commonwealth: Gifts to The Queen

Release date: 
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. 
  ... Read more about The Commonwealth: Gifts to The Queen

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

Release date: 
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).