The Enchanted Palace

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 31ST DECEMBER 2012

ADDRESS
, Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 4PX
Dates:
until
OPENING TIMES
Oct 1-Feb 28, Mon-Sun 10am-5pm, Mar 1-Sep 30, Mon-Sun 10am-6pm, May 13, Jun 17, Jul 15, 10am-9pm, closed Dec 24-26, last adm 1 hr before closing, ongoing
PRICES
12.50, concs 11, family 34, under 16s 6.25, under 5s free, online booking 11.50, concs 10, family 31, under 16s 5.75, under 5s free

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The Enchanted PalaceAs Kensington Palace undergoes a 12 million renovation project, due for completion in 2012, there's a magical exhibition revealing the secret stories about the lives of seven princesses who lived at the palace. The Enchanted Palace gives the real-lifeprincesses a fairytale twist through a fantasy world of installation, fashion and theatrical performance in a 're-imagining' of their lives. Mary Stuart, her sister Anne, Queen Victoria, Princess Margaret and - perhaps the palace's most famous resident - Princess Diana areinterpreted by six fashion designers and artists including Vivienne Westwood, William Tempest, Stephen Jones, Boudicca, Aminaka Wilmont and Echo Morgan. These interpretations include 'The princess who collected the world' and 'The princess who danced all night without permission' and 'The sleeping princess'. Guided by an enchanted map, visitors need to find clues that reveal the identity of the royal residents. Following the advice of palace guardians along the way, you'll discover the secrets of the State Apartments and finally meet the princesses face to face.

About Kensington Palace State Apartments

Originally a private country house, public visitors are now warmly welcomed into Kensington Palace, the birthplace of Queen Victoria and home to Princess Diana between 1981 and 1997. Relive the moment in the Victorian Rooms when the young Princess Victoria discovered that she was to become Queen. More about Kensington Palace State Apartments

The Enchanted Palace images

The Enchanted Palace A Historic Royal Palaces conservator makes an adjustment to William Tempest's installation, Photo by Lawrence Looi

The Enchanted Palace - A Historic Royal Palaces conservator makes an adjustment to William Tempest's installation, Photo by Lawrence Looi

The Enchanted Palace A Historic Royal Palaces conservator makes an adjustment to William Tempest's installation, Photo by Lawrence Looi

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