Kensington Palace

A new exhibition called Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte and the Shaping of the Modern World is now open at Kensington Palace in London.

The exhibition explores the story of three German royal women, Caroline of Ansbach, Augusta of Saxe-Gotha and Charlotte of Mecklenberg-Strelitz, who married into the British royal family in the 1700s.

The exhibition will be open until 12th November.

Enlightened Princesses exhibition

Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte and the Shaping of the Modern World tells the story of how Caroline, Augusta and Charlotte all helped shape court culture and the enlightened ages in which they lived.

The exhibition features objects from world class collections, including scientific instruments from the Natural History Museum, 18th century toys from the Victoria and Albert Museum, personal artefacts from the Foundling Museum and artwork from renowned artist Yinka Shonibare, MBE.

Personal possessions such as Charlotte’s hand embroidered needlework pocketbook and pastels of the royal children are displayed alongside artworks and fine ceramics from some of the finest artists and craftsmen of the time.

The collections on display showcase the inner lives of these three women and celebrate the roles they played in shaping ideas of a national identity.

Group visits

Groups visiting Kensington Palace can also see the Victoria Revealed exhibition which has reopened and looks at the relationship between Victoria and Albert.

Group ticket rates are available and apply for those with 15 people or more in their groups. Group organisers should contact for more information.

Kensington Palaces is looked after by Historic Royal Palaces, an independent charity which also takes care of the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle.

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