Monthly Archives: April 2014

Visit to Kensington Palace

Saturday 19th April 2014

Today Gina and I visited one of the “Glorious Georges” exhibition, held at Kensington Palace, London. The story of the four Georges (I to IV) is currently being exhibited over three different royal palaces, with the one we attended dedicated to George II (1727-60); who at the age of 60, was the last British sovereign to fight alongside his soldiers, against the French, at the Battle of Dettingen, Germany in 1743.

The exhibition, though centred around both George II and his wife, Queen Charlotte, also included a history of the palace, brought to prominence by the dual monarchy of King William and Queen Mary. There was also a special display of royal dresses, ranging from Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales.