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Buckingham Palace Summer Opening (3 August to 29 September 2013)

With the arrival of new baby Prince George of Cambridge, we are all enjoying royal fever - so what better way to embrace the UK inheritance by visiting Buckingham Palace this summer.

This is a special year for the royal family as the summer also marks the 60th anniversary of one of the most significant occasions in the 20th century British history - the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. To honour this special anniversary, an extraordinary exhibition for the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace will take place which is set to amaze families across the world.

Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of Her Majesty The Queen. It is a must see for all London visitors as this iconic palace is one of the only few working royal venues remaining in the world today.

For the first time since Coronation Day, the Buckingham Palace Summer Opening will bring together a magnificent array of dresses, uniforms and robes worn by the principal royal party. Now, you and the family can explore lavishly furnished rooms which hold some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection.

The ballroom in the palace will be transformed into the most prevalent exhibition of this royal, historic event and will include;

  •  The Queen's renowned white satin coronation dress which was designed by Norman Hartnell
  •  The Queen's 6.5 metre long Robe of Estate, made from English purple silk
  •  The Diamond Diadem, which is arguable The Queen's most recognisable jewels, as she is pictured wearing it on postage stamps and English banknotes.

Throughout the tour of the palace, visitors will marvel in a number of iconic items related to the coronation, some of which have not been displayed for more than 20 years. Works of art, paintings and objects used on the day will be on exhibit to recreate the atmosphere of that extraordinary occasion that took place 60 years ago. With this year's Buckingham Palace Summer Opening you can be a part of it too.


Location: Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA

Date: 3rd August - 29th September 2013

Find out more at royalcollection.org.uk


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What's on in London - February 2015

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