British Monarchy

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Royal Collection

The Queen's hidden masterpieces to leave Buckingham Palace for the first time

Major palace renovations mean that the Queen's Gallery will display 65 works from the Royal Collection including pieces by Rembrandt and Vermeer

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Exhibitions

King of the monarch collectors: George IV's lavish collection goes on show in London

The royal amassed works of art in every field from Rembrandt paintings to Sèvres porcelain

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Book Shorts

Scholarly book on European coronation rituals supplies sound background to 11th-century art history

This book corrects the misleading impression given by historians that the High Middle Ages were a transition to secularisation of the royal state

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Book Shorts

Kings, queens but mostly lesser royal hangers-on: the art-historical story of Kensington Palace

The great building as seen through the generations of its occupants

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Book Shorts

Dead kings and queens and where to find them

A dictionary of the burial places of the English and Scottish kings and queens (and their relations)

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Books

Restoring Charles I's queen to her rightful place as a major collector and patron of the arts

Henrietta Maria: patron, collector and propagandist

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Royal Collection

The Royal Collection discloses list of 20 pictures purchases over the last 50 years

The Royal Collection has not been ostentatious in its spending, a significant portion of its acquisitions being royal portraits

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Exhibitions

A loyal tribute to Queen Elizabeth at the V&A but let’s hope it makes them money

Celebrating Elizabeth’s forty-year reign with robes, regalia, royal presents and memorabilia

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Exhibitions

Celebrating Prinny, Britain’s second-greatest royal collector after Charles I

The Carlton House treasures reassembled from the Royal Collection for the first time since 1827