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The Royal Collection has collaborated with BBC Radio 4 to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. A new eight-part series, The Art of Monarchy, illuminates the long history of the monarchy through the works of art that British kings and queens have acquired. The programmes present objects from Balmoral Castle in Scotland to the Royal Library at Windsor; and from the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace to Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. These objects illustrate such diverse themes as faith, progress, war and legacy.

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Royal love of Shakespeare revealed in a new exhibition to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of Britain's greatest playwright

Friday, 12 February 2016

A copy of Shakespeare's Second Folio annotated by Charles I, a drawing of Romeo and Juliet by Queen Victoria and a colourfully bound copy of the Merry Wives of Windsor presented to Queen Mary in 1917 are among the items going on display at Windsor Castle to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare in 1616. ... Read more about Royal love of Shakespeare revealed in a new exhibition to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of Britain's greatest playwright

Largest exhibition of Her Majesty The Queen's wardrobe ever shown in Scotland to open at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Friday, 5 February 2016

The largest exhibition of The Queen's dress and accessories ever shown in Scotland will open at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on 21 April 2016, Her Majesty's 90th birthday. ... Read more about Largest exhibition of Her Majesty The Queen's wardrobe ever shown in Scotland to open at the Palace of Holyroodhouse