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Buckingham Palace Summer Opening 2013

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If you’re in London this summer makes sure not miss out on a visit to Buckingham Palace, home of Queen Elizabeth II. Buckingham Palace is one of the few remaining working royal palaces and each summer it opens its doors to the public. From Saturday 3rd August 2013 to Sunday 29th September 2013 you’ll get to see inside the lives of royalty and view treasures from the Royal Collection, plus the spectacular The Queen's Coronation 1953 exhibition, featuring royal dresses, uniforms and jewellery.There will be access to rooms containing some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace, including:

- Paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Poussin, Canaletto and Claude
- Sculpture by Canova and Chantrey
- Exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain
- Some of the finest English and French furniture in the world

This year also marks the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. There will be a special exhibition at Buckingham Palace to celebrate this occasion. The palace's ballroom will be transformed into the largest-ever exhibition about this historic event with an array of dresses, uniform and robes worn by the principal royal party, works of art, paintings and much more. Objects on display include:

- The Queen's white satin coronation dress, designed by Norman Hartnell
- The Queen's Robe of Estate, made from English purple silk
- The Diamond Diadem, one of The Queen's most recognisable jewels, which she is  pictured wearing on postage stamps and some banknotes

As you tour the palace, you'll see many more items related to the coronation. For example the State Dining Room will be dressed to evoke the Coronation Banquets held on the evenings of 3 and 4 June 1953, with magnificent settings of porcelain, silver-gilt and flowers.

Tickets are priced at:
Adult Ticket:              £19.00
Child age 5-17:          £10.85
Concession Ticket:     £17.50
Free entry for children under 5

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