Kensington Palace Reopens in London

Great news from London today: Kensington Palace has reopened to the public after a $19 million renovation that is making some of the palace’s private areas accessible to the public for the first time.

According to the Daily Mail, highlights will include a special exhibition dedicated to Queen Victoria, who was born at the royal residence and lived there until she turned 18.

There will also be a special exhibition of some of Princess Diana's dresses and visitors will be able to uncover royal secrets in the beautiful Queen's State Apartments.

Most impressively, the Palace’s grounds have been opened out. The iron railings around the front of the palace have been removed with only the original ‘Golden Gates’ remaining, while unobtrusive chest-height railings stretch around a new meadow. All the hedges and trees that were planted to seal off the outside world have been stripped away.

 

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