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Servant, Mistress, Scoundrel and Princess.
Kensington Palace- creating a royal residence
Nigel Arch Wednesday 29 May 2019

1ST LECTURE TIME: 2:30 pm

2ND LECTURE TIME: 8:00 pm


Kensington Palace has become a familiar royal home, associated with Diana Princess of Wales, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. But there are more stories to be told about its past inhabitants, the lives they lived and the contributions they made to the building and the collections it houses. The lecture starts with a modest villa on the outskirts of London and traces the story of its architecture and art and the lives of a  curious collection of courtiers, kings, queens, princesses and others....

 

Nigel Arch worked at Kensington Palace for thirty years. He began his career at the National Army Museum as Head of the Department of Art, subsequently caring for the military history collections at the Castle Museum, York. His first post at Kensington Palace was as Curator of the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection. He retired in 2012 as Head of Kensington and Kew Palaces. He was appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) by HM The Queen.

Picture The King's Staircase Kensington Palace © Nigel Arch