Buckingham Palace’s State Rooms are open: chance to see Platinum Jubilee exhibition is now

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Every summer (usually), Buckingham Palace opens its world famous State rooms, to the public for a first-hand look into the space that the Royals occupy.

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It’s an experience that few are afforded but everyone should take, peeping behind the veil of intrigue that surrounds the British Royal Family and all the glamour and prestige behind their life’s journeys, rituals and ceremonies and private jewellery collections.

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This year from 22 July – 2 October 2022, the latter is the highlight of a visit to the Buckingham Palace State rooms with an exhibition that keeps the celebration of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee called Platinum Jubilee: The Queen’s Accession.

It’s a modest, but oh-so impactful exhibition that shares elements of the Queen’s life as the Head of State and her journey from adolescence to adulthood. Through displays of some of the world’s most famous tiaras, crowns and parures (sets of matching jewellery pieces), all accompanied by photos taken by the Queen’s photographer Dorothy Wilding (1893 – 1976) that have inspired postage stamps all over the world, it’s an exhibition worth seeing.

Queen Elizabeth Dorothy Wilding photos

If for nothing else, then just to see the diamonds! You’ll see the famous Diamond Diadem, The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara, the Delhi Durbar necklace and the South Africa necklace.

Through the snaking journey you take past the Throne Room, Queen’s Picture Gallery, Ball Room and many coloured State Rooms of Buckingham Palace, your experience gives you a first-hand glimpse into the life of a Monarch like Queen Elizabeth II, her role as Head of State and how she has spent the last 70+ years serving the people of the United Kingdom.

For more and to book tickets to the Buckingham Palace State Rooms, head to the Royal Collection Trust’s website

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