I’m off to Kensington Palace and this is my first visit there …
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Leaving Paddington Basin … the street food market was just about set up and the smells were soooooo inviting.
Arrived at Kensington Park by the Italian Gardens
Walking towards Prince Albert’s Monument
… where I can see two other icons in the distance
The Albert Hall faces the monument
Into Kensington Palace which has been home to members of the Royal Family since 1689 and part of the Palace is still home to some members including Prince Harry, the Dukes and Duchesses of Gloucester and Kent and Princess Michael of Kent. William and Kate also have an apartment there.
Victoria and Albert and family
Thought to be the room where Queen Victoria was born.A display of the The Great Exhibition information in the Red Saloon where Queen Victoria held her first Privy Council (meeting of cabinet ministers/advisors) in June 1837 a few hours after being informed that she was now the monarch.
The Kings Staircase circa 1726
View from the King’s Drawing Room window
A beautiful ascent to Queen Mary II state apartments
Saving the best ’til last …
the wardrobes of three royal ladies from the 1950’s to the 1980’s
Sorry that some of the information clips are a bit blurred but click on them as they are readable
And outside the Palace ...
What a fantastic visit I had to Kensington Palace …
and the day isn’t over yet!
George and I went to St Martin-in-the-Fields to see/listen to a concert performed by members of London Octave together with William Bennett on Flute and Christopher Bevan on Harpsichord. Nothing too highbrow, just beautifully played easy listening, mainly Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Air on a G String, Brandenburg Concerto 5 among others that you’d probably recognise and hum along to if you heard them playing.
A really good evening was had especially because Molly was being well looked after by Diane and Ray (nb Ferndale). Thank you both.
Give yourself a pat on the shoulder if you’ve got this far, your interest in my blog which often rather long when I’ve enjoyed the day, thank you too.