Rare crowns and coronets in new Royal Family exhibition

THREE centuries of Royal Family memorabilia, including rarely seen crowns and coronets, are to go on show to the public in a major new exhibition at Blenheim Palace opening later this month.

Royal Connections Crowns and Coronets will delve into behind-the-scenes stories spanning 300 years of the historic Marlborough family’s relationship with the Royals. 

The Palace’s close connections to the monarchy will be showcased in an exhibition of previously unseen artefacts, crowns, coronets, robes and photo albums.

Among the items on show will be personal effects from royal weddings, coronations and holidays, including an ornate crown worn by Queen Anne, which will be on public display for the first time.

Home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It was built as a gift to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, from Queen Anne and a grateful nation in thanks for his victory at the Battle of Blenheim on August 13, 1704.

Today, the Palace is home to one of the most important and extensive collections in Europe, which includes portraits, furniture, sculpture and tapestries.

Admission to the exhibition, which runs from March 19 to July 30, 2023, is included in general Blenheim Palace admission, which can be extended to cover a full year if you opt for Gift Aid.

Tickets must be booked in advance. For more info about the new exhibition and the Palace’s many other attractions, and to book, click here.

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