The Enchanted Palace

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Over the Easter weekend, I went to see the new Enchanted exhibition at Kensington Palace. Different designers such as Vivienne Westwood (see the dress above) and Stephen Jones have created installations in different rooms, each representing seven princess that lived there. It's a real fairytale place ideal for children, but great for adults too.

I especially loved the Time room with amazing armoured sculptures by Boudicca (sadly I could find no pictures) and this 'Princess and the Pea' style room, which used to be Queen Victoria's bedroom and the chamber in which she woke to learn she was queen.

Floating in the same room was this amazing recreation of a period dress made with 2,000 origami cranes by designer William Tempest.

I also loved this room below which was magically lit and decorated with bare trees and dresses of two princesses; Princess Margaret and Princess Diana. Princess Margaret wore the tiara when she married.

And I finished off by buying two lovely teacups in the Kensington Palace gift shop. It was also nice to see Anzu cards in there too!

Images: Independent, Rex via Grazia, Guardian, Guardian via Grazia, Getty via Grazia, own taken with kind permission of Kensington Palace.

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