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The official portrait to mark the occasion of Her Majesty The Queen becoming Britain's longest reigning monarch has been taken by photographer Mary McCartney. See this photograph as part of a visit to ‪#‎BuckinghamPalace‬ until 27 September – http://bit.ly/1Qk4DxF
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Her Majesty The Queen hosts at least three Garden Parties a year at Buckingham Palace and often wears a brightly coloured dress coat with a coordinating hat. The Queen wore this pink ensemble for a Garden Party in May 2013. See it at the Summer Opening of ‪#‎BuckinghamPalace‬ this summer – http://bit.ly/1NC6I9O
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Garden parties have been held at Buckingham Palace since the 1860s when, despite taking place in the afternoon, Queen Victoria held 'breakfasts'. This historic footage of a 'breakfast' in 1897 shows Queen Victoria riding in her carriage, accompanied by Alexandra, Princess of Wales ‪#‎RoyalWelcome‬ – http://bit.ly/1MUFt6Q
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The Queen's wardrobe for a State Visit is planned months in advance and will include the outfit to be worn at the State Banquet. At a 1999 State Banquet held for President Jiang Zemin of China, The Queen wore an apricot-coloured dress, designed by Hardy Amies, which was made of silk georgette and lace, and embroidered with sequins and diamantés ‪#‎RoyalWelcome‬ https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/exhibitions/a-royal-welcome
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Have you bought your tickets to 'Experience a Royal Welcome' at Buckingham Palace this Summer? The Palace opens its doors to visitors this Saturday for the annual Summer Opening of the State Rooms, Buckingham Palace. Tickets are available from the +Royal Collection Trust website https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/visit/the-state-rooms-buckingham-palace
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#‎onthisday‬ in 1911, King George V was crowned at Westminster Abbey. This photograph shows his carriage passing the Houses of Parliament on the way to the Coronation ceremony. Thousands of people lined the streets to catch a glimpse of their new king - http://bit.ly/1SCgyZf
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At the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace in 2015 experience A Royal Welcome. Find out what goes on behind the scenes to create the magic and magnificence of an official visit to the Palace.
25 July - 27 September 2015

https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/exhibitions/a-royal-welcome
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This morning our Curator of Decorative Arts, Kathryn Jones, is speaking at Art Antiques London about 'Silver, Bells and Nautilus Shells: Royal Cabinets of Curiosity', including this wonderful cup, made from a nautilus shell - http://bit.ly/1MNYGaC
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#‎onthisday‬ in 1660, Charles II returned from exile and entered London as king. John Michael Wright's portrait depicts him wearing multiple tokens of royal legitimacy: red, parliamentary robes and the newly commissioned orb and sceptre. You can currently see Wright's painting at +Hampton Court Palace  - http://bit.ly/1KC3AZX
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This Limited Edition English fine bone china teapot has been inspired by George III’s breakfast service, today kept in the Royal Pantry at Windsor Castle. Beautifully decorated and made using the same techniques as the original, this stunning piece is finished using 22 carat burnished gold and is one of just 100 produced. Fine out more here – http://bit.ly/1DAoPTF
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