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‘Picture This! Life Through A Royal Lens’. A new exhibition at Kensington Palace for 2020. Opening on 15 May 2020, Kensington Palace will reveal a new exhibition exploring the British royal family’s enduring relationship with the camera.
For almost 200 years, the medium of photography has created an unprecedented intimacy between crown and subject.
Visitors will learn how Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s enthusiastic patronage of photography during its infancy helped this new invention receive greater scientific and public attention. See examples of some of the earliest photographic images collected from the Royal Collection, as well as lesser-known examples of the intimate royal portraits commissioned by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
From the Victorian era to the Twentieth Century, the exhibition will also explore the impact of Cecil Beaton and Norman Parkinson’s work. Images of Her Majesty The Queen, The Queen Mother and other royal sitters, will reveal how their work shaped changing public perceptions of the royal family.
The royal family may be some of the most photographed people in the world, but they too have a passion for photography. A selection of fascinating images taken by members of the family will be exhibited. Such works include those by celebrated fashion designer and husband to Princess Margaret, Antony Armstrong-Jones, whose images showed a different, rebellious, fashionable and informal side to monarchy. This exciting new exhibition will open on 15 May 2020 and will be included in palace admission.
One free place after 30 paying passengers
* Prices based on a concession group, passengers all aged 65+. Any passengers under 65 will incur additional charges.
1st March - 15th May 2020: £35.00pp Mon-Fri. 16th May - 31st Dec 2020 : £37.50pp Mon-Fri.