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Picture This: Life Through The Royal Lens Kensington Palace

4 Mar 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

For almost 200 years the medium of photography has created an unprecedented intimacy between Sovereign and subjects. Life Through a Royal Lens invites you to view some of the most iconic images ever taken of the Royal Family.

See photos of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert –who aided photography in its infancy with their patronage – alongside lesser-known, intimate family...

For almost 200 years the medium of photography has created an unprecedented intimacy between Sovereign and subjects. Life Through a Royal Lens invites you to view some of the most iconic images ever taken of the Royal Family.

See photos of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert –who aided photography in its infancy with their patronage – alongside lesser-known, intimate family portraits spanning from the 19th century right up until the present day.

There will be photographs from renowned photographers such as Rankin, Annie Leibovitz, Norman Parkinson and a never-before-seen image of Diana, Princess of Wales by David Bailey.

For the first time there will also be a selection of images taken by Royal Family members themselves, including the work of celebrated photographer and former resident of the Palace, Lord Snowdon, husband of Princess Margaret.

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At Queen Victoria's behest, the State Rooms of Kensington Palace were opened to the public in 1899, on her 80th birthday. Since then it's been both a private residence for the royal family and a public museum. In fact, it's where Prince William lives with the Duchess of Cambridge and their three kids. Though you won't bump into them in the hallway, a visit here is still a fascinating window into the lives of royals past and present.

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