Press releases

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.
The Palace of Holyroodhouse

The Palace of Holyroodhouse marks St Andrew's Day with free admission and a host of activities

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Wednesday, 6 November 2013
On 30 November, celebrate St Andrew's Day at the Palace of Holyroodhouse with free admission and a host of activities for all the family.

Group visits from Royal Collection Trust 2014

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Friday, 1 November 2013

Royal Collection Trust has announced its programme of exhibitions and group visits for 2014 at the Official Residences of The Queen and The Queen’s Galleries in London and Edinburgh. ... Read more about Group visits from Royal Collection Trust 2014

Work by a forgotten 17th-century genius and trailblazers of contemporary art goes on display at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

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Tuesday, 29 October 2013
A gift to The Queen from some of the biggest names in British contemporary art and the ground-breaking work of a forgotten 17th-century genius go on display in two new exhibitions.

Celebrate Christmas with exclusive gifts from Royal Collection Trust

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Thursday, 24 October 2013
Royal Collection Trust has an abundance of gifts for the whole family this Christmas.

2014 Exhibition Programme

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Friday, 18 October 2013
Royal Collection Trust announces its 2014 exhibition programme.

High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson

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Tuesday, 1 October 2013
The absurdities of fashion, the perils of love, political machinations and royal intrigue were the daily subject-matter of Thomas Rowlandson (1757–1827), one of the wittiest and most popular caricaturists of Georgian Britain.

Castiglione: Lost Genius

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Tuesday, 3 September 2013
He was among the most innovative draughtsman of the 17th century. Yet Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (1609-64) was also a violent and impetuous man, who was repeatedly in court for assault, allegedly attempted to throw his sister off a roof and was forced to leave Rome, probably after committing murder. The turbulence that characterised his life overshadowed his artistic brilliance, and Castiglione struggled to achieve recognition in his lifetime. Much of what is known about the artist is derived not from fulfilled commissions, but from court documents.

Gifted: From the Royal Academy to The Queen

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Monday, 2 September 2013
More than 100 works by Royal Academicians will go on display at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace this autumn in the special exhibition, Gifted: From the Royal Academy to The Queen. From prints, drawings, and photographs, to works in oil, watercolour and mixed media, the portfolio of works on paper was presented to Her Majesty The Queen by the Royal Academy of Arts last year to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee. It includes works by some of the most high-profile Academicians, including Tracey Emin, David Hockney, Anish Kapoor, Cornelia Parker and Grayson Perry among others.

The Royal Baby Book: A Souvenir Album

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Monday, 19 August 2013

The Royal Baby Book: A Souvenir Album is the official publication marking the arrival of His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.  Published by Royal Collection Trust, it tells the story of seven heirs to the throne from Queen Victoria to Prince William of Wales through items from the Royal Collection, the Royal Archives and the private collections of members of the Royal Family.  Intimate photographs and letters, favourite toys, prams and cots, and even the future King’s first pair of shoes shed light on the lives of these royal babies from birth and infancy to arrival at sc ... Read more about The Royal Baby Book: A Souvenir Album