The last date to explore Blenheim Palace’s exhibition Royal Connections, Crowns and Coronets is Sunday 30th July, so don’t miss out on seeing unique artefacts, paintings, letters and photographs showcasing the enduring relationship between the Marlboroughs and the monarchy, dating back to the creation of the Palace in 1705.

Among the impressive collection is an 18th century accounts book that’s on display for  the very first time, providing an insight into Queen Anne’s daily life from 1708-1711. The accounts were kept by Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, who oversaw the building of Blenheim Palace and was a close friend of the Queen. The overview of expenditure seen in the book includes Anne’s supply of pocket-money, play-money, and charity-money.

Must-see items featured in the fascinating exhibition that spans 300 years of history include:

  • Never displaced before, regency-inspired costumes from The Crown and Bridgerton
  • Newly-restored crown, originally worn by Queen Anne
  • Queen Anne’s throne and stool, 1702
  • Coronation suit worn by Lord Ivor at the coronation of George V in 1911 and the 10th Duke and Duchess’
  • Robes and coronets for the coronation of King George VI in 1937
  • Maid of Honour dress worn by Lady Rosemary Muir, née Spencer-Churchill, at the Queen’s Coronation in 1953
  • An interpretation of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation dress, ‘anointing’ gown and supertunica, and worn by Claire Foy in the Netflix series The Crown

When you travel to Blenheim Palace via public transport, bicycle or fully electric car, you are eligible for a 30% discount off your Annual Pass or Palace, Park and Gardens day ticket (this discount is not valid for Privilege Pass or Park and Gardens tickets). Use the code GREEN30 for discount during online checkout and show your proof of travel by bus, train or bike on arrival. 

For more information visit, www.blenheimpalace.com/whats-on/events/royal-connections/

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