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A guide shows a group of visitors the Throne Room in the State Rooms at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens. Two red and gold thrones sit at one end of the room and the walls are lined with green silk damask and the walls are lined with historical artwork.
Things to see

Discover elegant State Rooms still used by the royal family inside Hillsborough Castle.

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Hillsborough Castle

Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)

A middle-aged couple walk through the State Entrance Hall whilst other visitors explore behind them. The room features a stone-tiled floor with painted-effect stone walls. Large oil paintings and portraits in gold frames hang on the surrounding walls.
Things to see

Start your tour in the magnificent state entrance, where royals, politicians and peacemakers all enter the castle.

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Hillsborough Castle

Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)

Throne Room with silk green damask walls, wooden floor and large rug. Two red and gold Chairs of State, or 'thrones' are situated at the far end of the room. Gold-framed paintings of landscapes adorn the walls and three large chandeliers hang above.
Things to see

Explore the ceremonial heart of the castle, where Her Majesty The Queen received guests at a coronation ball in 1953.

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Hillsborough Castle

Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)

Midnight Blue dress on display in glass cabinet
Things to see

View an exquisite piece from the wardrobe of Diana, Princess of Wales.

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Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Lucy Worsley
Events

Join Historic Royal Palaces' Joint Chief Curators Lucy Worsley and Tracy Borman for an exclusive online curator talk exploring the private lives of the Tudors.

Thursday 6 August, 7.00pm (BST)

Hampton Court Palace

Online only

Queen Elizabeth II on Coronation Day
Events

Life Through a Royal Lens brings some of the most iconic photographs ever taken of the Royal Family to Kensington Palace.

Opening March 2021

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the White Garden at Kensington Palace

Modern Royals

Kensington Palace is the official residence of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children, and Prince Harry.