State Rooms Open at Buckingham Palace

State Rooms Open at Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace pay tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales

The State Rooms – Buckingham Palace

Open Saturday, 22 July 2017 to
Sunday, 1 October 2017

Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen. It is one of the few working royal palaces remaining in the world today.

During a visit to Buckingham Palace, you can see the 19 magnificent State Rooms which provide the setting for ceremonial occasions and official entertaining. All rooms are furnished with many of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection.

Your ticket includes entry to Royal Gifts. This special exhibition at the Summer Opening of the Palace in 2017, tells the story of Her Majesty The Queen’s reign through a wide-ranging display of official gifts presented to Her Majesty during the past 65 years, representing a spectacular display of craftsmanship from across the globe.

Buckingham Palace will also pay tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales upon the 20th anniversary of her death alongside exhibition of gifts to the Queen.

The exhibition is in the palace’s Music Room, traditionally the scene of royal christenings, including that of Prince William. The centrepiece is her desk, on which is a blue leather blotter where she wrote on cypher-embossed writing paper surrounded by photos of her sons.

Other personal artefacts, all chosen by her sons, Princes William and Harry, include her old boarding school wooden trunk, bearing the name D Spencer. Quite compact and well preserved, it was used for special treats, taken with her to the exclusive West Heath girls’ school near Sevenoaks, Kent. Along with her first portable typewriter she kept it in the sitting room of her apartment.

To book your ticket, click here.

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