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Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

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The Queen's Coronation 1953, Buckingham Palace

Invitation to Prince Charles to attend the Coronation, 1953, Joan Hassall

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The Queen's Coronation 1953, Buckingham Palace
In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion, The Queen's Gallery
Buckingham Palace Summer Opening
Buckingham Palace Summer Opening
The Coronation Festival 2013, Buckingham Palace
The Queen's Coronation 1953, Buckingham Palace
The Queen's Coronation 1953, Buckingham Palace
 

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It's the 60th anniversary of the Queen's coronation in 2013 and visitors to her London residence can see a special exhibition to mark the occasion as part of the Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace, 27th July - 29th September 2013.

 
 

Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

The State Rooms of the Queen's London residence are open to the public form 27th July to 29th September 2013.

Buckingham Palace Summer Opening Buckingham Palace Summer Opening Buckingham Palace Summer Opening Every summer inquisitive visitors get the chance to look round Buckingham Palace and admire the interiors of the principal royal residence. Visitors for the Summer Opening tour are permitted access to the nineteen State Rooms which are still used by the Royal Family to receive and entertain guests on state and ceremonial occasions. Decorated in lavish fashion, they include paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Canaletto, Sevres porcelain and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world. There are also some exquisite royal gifts, including Faberge Eggs, on display. Book tickets to see Buckingham Palace State Rooms this summer. This is a fascinating opportunity to admire the taste - often wonderful, sometimes comically bad - of Britain's monarchy.
2014-08-022014-09-28 Where:
Buckingham Palace, Buckingham Palace Road, London London, SW1A 1AA
Category: Tours

Buckingham Palace, Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1A 1AA

Tube: Victoria Station

 

Dates: 2nd August to 28th September 2014

 

Every summer inquisitive visitors get the chance to look round Buckingham Palace and admire the interiors of the principal royal residence. Visitors for the Summer Opening tour are permitted access to the nineteen State Rooms which are still used by the Royal Family to receive and entertain guests on state and ceremonial occasions. The State Rooms which predominantly reflect the taste George IV (r.1820-30) are decorated in lavish fashion. They include paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Canaletto, Sevres porcelain and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world. Visitors tour the Throne Room, which was used for the formal photographs following the wedding of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on 29th April 2011; the Music Room, where guests are presented to The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and the visiting Head of State on state visits; and the White Drawing Room, perhaps the grandest of all the State Rooms, which serves as a royal reception room for The Queen and members of the Royal Family to gather before official occasions. Book tickets to see Buckingham Palace State Rooms this summer. You can also book an Exclusive Evening Tour which takes place daily from Monday 5th August 2013 to Sunday 29th September 2013 (70) where a guide takes a maximum of 30 people on an after-hours tour of the State Rooms.

 
 
 

The Queen's Coronation 1953

A special exhibition to mark the Queen's 60 years on the throne.

The Queen's Coronation 1953 The Queen's Coronation 1953 In the year the Queen marks the 60th anniversary of her coronation, the palace ballroom at Buckingham Palace hosts a special exhibition during its Summer Opening, The Queen's Coronation 1953. The dress, robes and uniforms worn by the principal royal party will be brought together for the first time since 2nd June 1953 in a display which includes the Queen's Coronation Dress and Robe and the outfits worn on the day by two-year-old Princess Anne and four-year-old Prince Charles. Among the more personal items on display are the prince's invitation to Westminster Abbey and exquisite jewels worn by the Queen on Coronation Day including the Diamond Diadem, designed for George IV to wear at his coronation in 1821 and easily recognised as that shown on the Queen on postage stamps and banknotes. The exhibition is part of the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace and as visitors tour the State Rooms they will learn how they were used - for official portraits and state banquets - in 1953.
2013-07-272013-09-29 Where:
Buckingham Palace, Buckingham Palace Road, London London, SW1A 1AA
Category: Exhibitions

Buckingham Palace, Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1A 1AA

Tube: Victoria Station

 

Dates: 27th July - 29th September 2013

 

In the year the Queen marks the 60th anniversary of her coronation, the palace ballroom at Buckingham Palace hosts a special exhibition during its Summer Opening, The Queen's Coronation 1953. The dress, robes and uniforms worn by the principal royal party will be brought together for the first time since 2nd June 1953 in a display which includes the Queen's Coronation Dress and Robe and the outfits worn on the day by two-year-old Princess Anne and four-year-old Prince Charles. Among the more personal items on display are the prince's invitation to Westminster Abbey and exquisite jewels worn by the Queen on Coronation Day including the Diamond Diadem, designed for George IV to wear at his coronation in 1821 and easily recognised as that shown on the Queen on postage stamps and banknotes. The exhibition is part of the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace and as visitors tour the State Rooms they will learn how they were used - for official portraits and state banquets - in 1953.

 
 
 

In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion

Van Dyck is included in this fashionable Queen's Gallery exhibition which displays jewellery, garments and armour.

 

With the summer exhibition In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion,The Queen's Gallery shows the fascination with royal fashion began long before Kate Middleton stepped onto the scene. Back in the 16th and 17th centuries social status was highly dependent on dressing in the best possible taste. Satin gowns, fur trims, sumptuous velvet and bejewelled necks were the epitome of style in daily court life, and that was just for men. The Tudor and Stuart fashions were captured in all their intricate detail by many great artists, including Van Dyck and Nicholas Hilliard. presents a collection of more than 60 paintings alongside jewellery, garments, armour and other artefacts from the period. Visitors arriving at Buckingham Palace for the Summer Opening can book a flexible discounted ticket which gives admission to all three sites at Buckingham Palace - the State Rooms, the Royal Mews and The Queen's Gallery - allow approximately 3 and a half to 4 hours if you do book th.

 
 
 

The Coronation Festival 2013

Over 200 Royal Warrant holders at Buckingham Palace and two special evening Galas.

The Coronation Festival 2013 The Coronation Festival 2013 A unique and special way to mark 60 years since the Queen came to the throne, the Coronation Festival is a four-day celebratory event showing the work of Royal Warrant holders. Over 200 companies who hold the Royal Warrant will be showcasing their crafts, industries, designs and innovations in the gardens of Buckingham Palace. Over the festival period, there will also be three evening Gala performances showcasing British performing art talent in a celebration of music and dance over the past 60 years. Katherine Jenkins, Russell Watson, Katie Melua, Laura Wright and rock band The Feeling top the festival's evening music programme which will also feature performances by the National Youth Orchestra, English National Ballet - including its artistic director Tamara Rojo - and Matthew Bourne's New Adventures. The evening opens with a fanfare of trumpets followed by Dame Kiri Te Kanawa singing the national anthem. The night ends with Russell Watson and Katherine Jenkins joined by Only Boys Aloud for what will undoubtedly be a rousing finale to a series of very special nights.
2013-07-112013-07-14 Where:
Buckingham Palace, Buckingham Palace Road, London London, SW1A 1AA
Category: Exhibitions

Buckingham Palace, Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1A 1AA

Tube: Victoria Station

 

Dates: 11th - 14th July 2013

 

A unique and special way to mark 60 years since the Queen came to the throne, the Coronation Festival is a four-day celebratory event showing the work of Royal Warrant holders. Over 200 companies who hold the Royal Warrant will be showcasing their crafts, industries, designs and innovations in the gardens of Buckingham Palace. Over the festival period, there will also be three evening Gala performances showcasing British performing art talent in a celebration of music and dance over the past 60 years. Katherine Jenkins, Russell Watson, Katie Melua, Laura Wright and rock band The Feeling top the festival's evening music programme which will also feature performances by the National Youth Orchestra, English National Ballet - including its artistic director Tamara Rojo - and Matthew Bourne's New Adventures. The evening opens with a fanfare of trumpets followed by Dame Kiri Te Kanawa singing the national anthem. The night ends with Russell Watson and Katherine Jenkins joined by Only Boys Aloud for what will undoubtedly be a rousing finale to a series of very special nights.