but she wasn’t home so………………
I went to Buckingham Palace to see The State Rooms and the exhibition ‘Fashioning a Reign’. 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe
Once you are inside The State Rooms photography is not allowed but click on the link above and on the right click on ‘Explore the Exhibition’. The ceremonial gowns are exquisite. My favorite was the Coronation Gown with the Australian wattle on the hem. I wish I was able to photograph them for you. There wasn’t even a book that I could buy.
There is a lot of clicking on links in this post but I’m sure you will enjoy it and be as overwhelmed as I was. So grab a cuppa and a chocolate and enjoy the tour.
The State Rooms are incredible. For over two hours I wandered from the Ambassadors’ Court and Quadrangle,
through the Grand Entrance and Marble Hall
and up the
everything seems to have the word Grand in front of it and yet the name of the rooms cannot be more plain…
all the furniture is upholstered in blue,
all the furniture is upholstered in green,
well that is all gold.
In no particular order because I can’t remember I saw the
and even the
where the photo of many marriages have been taken and yes, the Thrones were there, I had a little rest, ordered that the pushy loudmouth tourist in the next room to be removed to the tower to await my pleasure.
I walked down the
showcasing Antonio Canova (1757-1822) Mars and Venus c.1815-1817. Carved from a single block of marble.
Now used on a daily basis as a waiting room for those being received in private audience by The Queen. I waited and waited but I had a train to catch so Her Majesty missed the pleasure of my company. 🙂
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