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Admire The Jacobean Beauty of Kensington Palace
Although there is much history surrounding Kensington Palace, it is perhaps most famous as the home of Princess Diana. Turned into a palace from a Jacobean home in the late 1600s by the likes of Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor, this fairy tale building has played host to a parade of royals and aristocrats. Climb the King's Staircase, decorated by a wonderfullu vivid painting by William Kent which shows George I's court in all its glamorous, riotous glory as if they were watching you ascend the stairs. Then there's the exquisitely decorated Cupola Room, the King's Drawing Room where power play and negotiation was the order of the day and the Privy Chamber where Queen Caroline entertained beneath a decorous, elaborate ceiling. In the dress collection, look out for the wonderful new exhibition based around the fabulous clothes worn by The Queen, Princess Diana and Princess Margaret. Five rooms of displays delve into how this regal trio's dress choices reflect the fashion of their day, from the nipped in waists of the 50s to the sparkles and shoulder pads of the 80s. Fabulous.
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