Press releases

Photograph of the official commemorative range of china launched to mark the Royal Wedding

Official commemorative Royal Wedding china launched

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Saturday, 1 January 2011
Release date: Saturday, 1 January 2011 HRH Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton have approved the Royal Collection’s range of china commissioned to commemorate their forthcoming marriage on 29 April 2011. The official Royal Wedding range includes a tankard (£35), eight-inch plate (£40) and pill box (£25) in English fine bone china. Each piece bears the couple’s entwined initials in gold and silver surmounted by the coronet of Prince William and the wedding date.

Marcus Adams: Royal Photographer

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Saturday, 1 January 2011
Release date: Saturday, 1 January 2011 The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse 25 February - 5 June 2011 Over 100 photographs of the Royal Family go on display at The Queen’s Gallery in Edinburgh next year to celebrate the work of Marcus Adams. Widely acclaimed for his photographic portraits of children, Adams created a unique record of two generations of royal children between 1926 and 1956. The Royal Photograph Collection holds the most comprehensive group of Adams’ royal portraits in existence, providing an enchanting and intimate glimpse of the Royal Family over 30 years.
Oil painting of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh by David Poole, 1986

Prince Philip: Celebrating Ninety Years

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Saturday, 1 January 2011
Release date: Saturday, 1 January 2011 The Drawings Gallery, Windsor Castle 12 February 2011 – 22 January 2012 His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh celebrates his 90th birthday on 10 June 2011. To mark this occasion, a special exhibition will be shown in the Drawings Gallery at Windsor Castle, home to The Duke of Edinburgh, as Consort of Her Majesty The Queen, for nearly 60 years.

Royal Collection Exhibitions 2011

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Monday, 1 November 2010
Release date: Monday 1 November 2010 The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace Dutch Landscapes 15 April – 9 October 2011 This exhibition brings together 42 remarkable landscapes from the ‘golden age’ of Dutch 17th-century painting.

Portraits of First World War veterans presented to The Queen go on display at Windsor Castle

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Friday, 29 October 2010
Release date: Friday, 29 October 2010 First World War veterans will be remembered at Windsor Castle in portraits by the artist Dan Llywelyn Hall. Two of the longest-surviving veterans, Henry Allingham (1896-2009) and Harry Patch (1898-2009), whose lives spanned three centuries and six monarchs, will be the subject of a small display in the Castle’s Drawings Gallery from 3 November (until 6 February 2011).

Turning Back Time - Hundreds of Royal Clocks Mark the End of Summer

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Tuesday, 26 October 2010
Release date: Tuesday, 26 October 2010 This weekend, Royal Collection staff will spend over 50 hours adjusting clocks across the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen as British Summer Time comes to an end. This is no small task, as the Royal Collection includes hundreds of historic clocks, many of which are on display at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh and are among the finest ever made.

Buckingham Palace experiences record number of visitors in 2010

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Monday, 18 October 2010
Release date: Monday, 18 October 2010 A record-breaking 413,000 visitors passed through the doors of Buckingham Palace during this year’s Summer Opening. Attendance was the highest in 16 years and the second-highest since Buckingham Palace first opened to the public in 1993 (420,000 visitors were recorded in 1994). To top a very successful year, Buckingham Palace was awarded ‘Best UK Attraction’ at both the Group Travel Awards and the Group Leisure Awards.

Papal gift goes on display at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

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Tuesday, 12 October 2010
Release date: Tuesday, 12 October 2010 The gift presented by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to Her Majesty The Queen during his recent visit to Edinburgh has gone on display at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. This rare manuscript, known as the Lorsch Gospels, is a magnificent illuminated Gospel Book collection written 1,200 years ago. Sumptuously illustrated, it includes images more than 400 pages written entirely in gold ink on vellum.

New Publication - The Queen's Dolls' House

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Thursday, 23 September 2010
Release date: Thursday, 23 September 2010 The Queen's Dolls' House By Lucinda Lambton The Queen’s Dolls’ House at Windsor Castle is the largest, most beautiful and most famous dolls’ house in the world. In this charming new publication, the well-known broadcaster and architectural historian Lucinda Lambton guides the reader on an imaginative tour of this most magical of residences – a perfect replica in miniature of an aristocratic home.

Christmas Gift Ideas from the Royal Collection

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Monday, 20 September 2010
Release date: Monday, 20 September 2010 The Royal Collection offers a host of original gift ideas for family and friends this Christmas. With a wide range of unique items to choose from, you will be sure to find that extra-special present with a royal touch. FOR HER A Floral Pearl Brooch, which can also be worn as a pendant (£35.00), is set with pearls and Swarovski crystals and embellished with hand-crafted shell flowers.