Every year Buckingham Palace opens its doors for the Summer Opening, giving the public a rare opportunity to survey one of the world’s grandest royal palaces – and one of the last remaining working palaces – in all its glory.
As ever visitors can explore the grand state rooms, taking in their lavish décor and viewing some of the great treasures of the royal collection. Paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Poussin, Canaletto and Rubens and sculpture by Canova and Chantrey along with fine Sèvres porcelain are amongst the highlights.
Inspired perhaps by the arrival of the newest royal, Prince George, the focus of this year’s opening is the Royal Childhood exhibition which gives visitors a special insight into the formative years of young royals over the course of the last 250 years by gathering together toys, outfits and previously unseen images.
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