Saturday, 14 September 2013

A Right Royal City

Front facade of Buckingham Palace
LONDON is a city associated with many things; fashion, red buses and West End shows, however it's connection to Royalty is what it's most recognised for.
Buckingham Palace is home to the Queen of the United Kingdom who has reigned over the British Monarchy since 1953.
To mark the Queen's 60th coronation year the Royal Collection Trust are running a special exhibition inside the state rooms where visitors can see the robes worn by the Queen on her coronation day.
Tickets for the state room exhibition can be purchased on the Royal Collection website and finishes on September 29th.
If your a Royal Fan like myself, you will find the exhibition a truly amazing experience and one of the best £20 you will ever spend.
There is a Garden Cafe at the rear of the Palace where you can drink tea and eat scones like the Queen herself whilst on looking the beautiful gardens of Buckingham Palace.
Buckingham Palace is not the only Palace in London, there is also Kensington Palace which was home to the late Princess Diana and is now home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge; William and Kate.
There is also an exhibition running at Kensington Palace called Fashion Rules which is currently showing displays of the Queen, Princess Diana and Princess Margaret's style including some of their couture dresses.
Tickets for this exhibition can be bought inside Kensington Palace and the Historic Royal Palaces website for £16 for adults and £12.40 for students, the tour  is opened until summer 2014.
If you have time after the exhibition take a walk around Kensington Palace gardens which has an orangery and lovely flower displays.

Princess Diana's Dress at the Fashion Rules Exhibition at Kensington Palace