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Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace has for the longest time been the home of the British Royal Family. Currently, it is where the Dukes and Duchesses of Cambridge, Kent, and Gloucester live. The 19th century saw a terrible condition of the state rooms within the palace as the brickwork, as well as the woodwork, was beginning to decay. This rot prompted demolition suggestions of the castle; however, Queen Victoria who had been born and raised in the Palace refuted the claims to demolish. Through her efforts, the parliament renovated the palace, and in 1899 it was opened to the public paving its way as a residence for royalty as well as a public museum.

There are several important things to see whenever you visit the Kensington Palace. Tourists can select from several different routes offering exhibitions that include cutting-edge digital performances, interactive experiences, and audio guides that give life the collection of gowns, paintings, antique furniture among other possessions of prominent residents of the palace. Some of this monarchs include Queen Victoria, William and Mary in the Queen’s State, Queen Alexandra, Queen Elizabeth as well as Princess Diana of Wales in the 1980s, and Princess Margaret of the 1960s and 1970s.

Kensington Palace Information, Fashion State Room, Entry Tickets

In one of the State Rooms, one gets to view an exhibition of Queen Victoria’s life when she was a toddler and her adult life as a wife, mother, and Sovereign Ruler. One of the most visited staterooms that normally have long lines of visitors waiting to get in includes the Fashion State Room that displays gowns worn by Princess Margaret and Princess Diana during their fashion heydays. Moreover, there are also pictures of how the Princesses rocked the dresses and explanations of why, when and where they wore such gowns.

One can also enjoy the breath-taking gardens and park inside the Palace. A charge for entry is £17.00 per adult person with concession ticket costing £13.50 and is free to children under the age of fifteen. The Kensington Palace is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm from 1 March to 31 October. While the timings from 1 November to 28 February are from 10 am to 4 pm daily. The palace is closed from the public during Christmas Celebrations.

Tourists using public means can access the Palace using the Queensway, Gloucester Road or via High St Kennington.

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