Royal Collection Trust – Have your best summer ever

HAVE YOUR BEST SUMMER EVER

Let us help you have your best summer ever! Now that all our Platinum Jubilee exhibitions are open, there’s lots to see and do and we really hope you come and visit. In Scotland we have new activities planned for later in the month – both in person and digitally.

With the mercury rising again this week in England, make the most of our royal cafés in the hot weather – all offering a range of cold drinks, ice cream and sorbet.

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What’s on – London

EXHIBITION

Who was Dorothy Wilding?

  • Buckingham Palace
  • until 2 October

You may not know photographer Dorothy Wilding by name yet, but anyone in the UK will be familiar with her work. Her famous photographs of The Queen just after her Accession in 1952 have been used on stamps, coins and as images shared around the world for decades.

Discover the life and work of this remarkable pioneering photographer in our film – then visit the Palace to see some of the photographs she took.

SEE THE PHOTOS

 

COURSE / STUDY DAY

Take a closer look at The Queen’s jewels

  • Buckingham Palace
  • 1 September

Join our in-depth study afternoon with the Deputy Surveyor of The Queen’s Works of Art to learn more about the beautiful pieces of jewellery and portraits in our special display.

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What’s on – Online

ONLINE LECTURE

George IV in Edinburgh

  • Online
  • 16 August

Join our curators at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in this digital event to explore the spectacular visit of George IV to the city of Edinburgh in 1822 – the first time in 200 years that a king had visited Scotland. Learn about the king’s visit through fascinating objects and artworks in the Royal Collection.

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What’s on – Edinburgh

WORKSHOP

Embroidery fit for a king

  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • 10-11 September

Join us for a two-day embroidery workshop inspired by the highland dress accoutrements of George IV. These spectacular accessories were worn by George IV during his historic visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse 200 years ago.

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What’s on – Windsor Castle

EXHIBITION

Designing The Queen’s Coronation dress

  • Windsor Castle
  • until 26 September

This is a sketch of the final design Norman Hartnell created for The Queen’s Coronation Dress.

In response to The Queen’s request that the gown should be of a similar line to her wedding dress and made of silk satin (duchesse satin), Hartnell submitted several designs for the Coronation Dress for The Queen’s consideration.

The dress, sketch, and embroidery samples of the floral emblems are all on display at the Castle.

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What’s in our shop

FROM OUR SHOP

Summertime picnic range

Upgrade your picnic spread with our summer accessories. From picnic blankets and water bottles to summer-flavoured teas and of course a Royal Collection Trust classic – tins of shortbread biscuits.

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