Royal Collection Trust – The Royal Mews is open
THE ROYAL MEWS IS OPEN
As spring flowers start to open up, we’re also opening up more of the royal residences for the year. The Royal Mews – one of the focal points for the Coronation in a couple of months – is now open. Come and visit to see coaches and carriages, including the Gold State Coach, used at Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation in 1953.
Read six interesting facts about the Gold State Coach – the grandest coach in the Royal Mews.
See inside Buckingham Palace this summer
14 July – 24 September
This Coronation year explore the magnificent State Rooms of Buckingham Palace which provide the setting for ceremonial occasions and official entertaining at The King’s official London residence.
Watch as one of our gilding conservators demonstrates an unusual technique to apply gold leaf to wooden balls that are part of a large decorative panel which will eventually hang above a door in Buckingham Palace once again.
Crafts for kids
Visit the Royal Mews at special weekends this summer for a chance to take part in a range of art and craft activities for kids. We also offer family guided tours on Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 and 13:30, included in the price of your ticket.
Queen Alexandra’s wedding
On 10 March 1863 the marriage of the Prince of Wales to Princess Alexandra of Denmark, later King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, took place at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. Queen Victoria, who can be seen to the upper right, commissioned narrative painter William Frith to record the occasion.
FROM THE SHOP
Visit our Easter Food Hall where you will discover delicious, praline chocolate eggs, fruity Easter sweets and floral tea. Pick your favourite and order online or visit our shops.