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If you fancy a cuppa after browsing our 'Tea in the Royal Collection' pages , we have a range of teas & beautifully decorated tea caddies available from our online shop
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Time for tea? Tea-drinking did not become fashionable in Britain until the late 17th century. Frederick, Prince of Wales enjoyed serving his guests a wide variety of exotic teas, & this tea kettle belonged to him.
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had a particular interest in button making, a skill he learnt in his youth. This button, made of gold, enamel & surrounded by small pearls, is from his dress coat. 3 of these buttons were converted into jewellery by Queen Adelaide in 1830.
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RoyalCollectionTrust 8h
! Today is The Queen's 92nd birthday. In 1942 the 16 year old Princess was appointed Colonel of the Grenadier Guards. This was the first time a female held the position.
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The Royal Family Apr 19
Replying to @RoyalFamily
The Royal Bindery in Windsor was founded in 1770 by George III & has been in operation ever since. Today it's at the forefront of preserving high standards of craftsmanship through The Queen's Bindery Apprenticeship.
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The Royal Family Apr 19
Each representative from every Commonwealth country received a special book from The Queen, put together by apprentices in the Royal Bindery, featuring pictures of gifts given to Her Majesty and members of the Royal Family, now in the
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RoyalCollectionTrust Apr 20
in 1855 , , Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie of France visited the Crystal Palace, Sydenham. The Crystal Palace was purpose-built for the 1851 Great Exhibition.
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RoyalCollectionTrust Apr 19
This head & shoulders portrait of Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948) is embroidered in dark hair on white silk. India has been a member of the Commonwealth since 1947.
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RoyalCollectionTrust Apr 18
Oops, don't think you mean to be tagging us here! We're Royal Collection Trust, part of the Royal Household. Think you want instead.
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RoyalCollectionTrust Apr 18
The Queen used on the homeward leg of her 1953–54 Commonwealth Tour. It was also used for numerous Commonwealth visits, especially to island member countries. This model of the yacht was made in the Grenadines.
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RoyalCollectionTrust Apr 17
San|Bushmen hunter-gatherers use ostrich shells to store water in times of drought. This painted shell from Namibia depicts four hunters. The country is one of the driest and most sparsely populated in
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RoyalCollectionTrust Apr 16
This stylised portrait of The Queen depicts her as Head of the Commonwealth, wearing the ceremonial headdress & jewellery of Papua New Guinea. Her Majesty is known as ‘Missis Kwin’ in Tok Pisin, the creole language of Papua New Guinea.
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RoyalCollectionTrust Apr 16
Each day during we will share an object in the Royal Collection which was presented by a member nation.
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RoyalCollectionTrust Apr 16
The Queen is the Head of the Commonwealth. This week representatives gather in the UK for . This solid-gold mace is enamelled with the flags of all the Commonwealth member countries as they were in 1992.
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RoyalCollectionTrust Apr 15
da Vinci was born in 1452. In 2019 144 of the Renaissance master's greatest drawings in the Royal Collection will go on display in 12 simultaneous exhibitions
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RoyalCollectionTrust Apr 14
Do you know where the fashion for high heels originated? Find out in our article:
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RoyalCollectionTrust Apr 13
in 1769 Sir Thomas Lawrence was born. After the defeat of in 1815, commissioned a series of portraits of the European leaders who had combined to defeat Napoleon. See these paintings in the Waterloo Chamber at .
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RoyalCollectionTrust Apr 13
Replying to @paoloevangelis
1 year passes are valid at the venue they were originally booked for only, so you’ll need a new ticket for The Queen’s Gallery or the Royal Mews - but you can then turn that into a 1-Y-P too.
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RoyalCollectionTrust Apr 12
Replying to @TheBowesMuseum
This one of the Drawing Room is lovely too. Especially with & just visible in the chairs in the foreground.
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RoyalCollectionTrust Apr 12
Join our Palace wardens on a daily guided tour of , and discover the history, myth and legend surrounding this iconic national treasure.
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