Last Saturday, we spent the day with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George! It was such a lovely day and we were so honored to be their guests! Ok, maybe it wasn’t exactly like that, but one can hope right? 😉
This Cultural Saturday, our outing took us to Kensington Palace, the royal residence set in Kensington Gardens. It has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century, and is the official London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son Prince George of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.
Unfortunately, we were not allowed to visit their part of the palace, but we were able to visit The State Rooms that are open to the public and managed by the independent charity, Historic Royal Palaces, a nonprofit organization that does not receive public funds.
During our visit, we were able to see four exhibits:
- Victoria Revealed: the life and reign of one of the palace’s most famous residents – Queen Victoria – in her own words.
- The Queen’s State Apartments: the tragic story of young Duke William Henry and the end of the Stuart dynasty in the intimate apartments created for Mary II.
- The King’s State Apartments: we climbed the magnificent King’s Staircase and followed in the footsteps of visitors to the court of George I and II.
- Fashion Rules: where we took a look back at recent decades of fashion through the dress of HM The Queen, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales.
It was an incredible day and one that we both enjoyed very much. We are hoping to return when the flowers bloom in the spring to see the magnificent gardens!
Up next – The Churchill War Rooms!