Queen Officially Opens Kensington Palace and “Victoria: Revealed” Diamond Jubilee Exhibition

H. M. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at Kensington Palace.

This morning the Queen wore a vibrant purple ensemble, matched with some bright seasonal daffodils, as she attended the offical re-opening of Kensington Palace. The renovations at Kensington Palace have been ongoing for a number of years, and will open to the public on 26th March. The Palace has been a royal residence since 1689, when it was purchased by King William III and Queen Mary II. A number of Royals have lived there over the years, including George II, Queen Victoria, Princess Margaret (The Queen’s sister), and Diana, Princess of Wales. Current occupants include Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, and Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

H. M. The Queen also opened a new exhibition, Victoria: Revealed, as part of her Jubilee celebrations. The exhibition focuses on the only other Diamond Jubilee in British history, which celebrated Queen Victoria’s sixty years on the throne in 1897, featuring film footage of the ceremonial processions. Kensington Palace will also be showing a collection of Princess Diana’s dresses from the 26th of March.

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