In the heart of Kensington Gardens, there is a grand palace-Kensington Palace. Visiting
this palace museum was a top priority of mine during my stay because I had heard so much about it in media reports. I was also hoping to see one of the royals (lol). I would not consider myself a “fan,” but I have to admit, I have always found monarchies fascinating. England currently operates as a Constitutional Monarchy, which means that the queen is the head of state, and the Prime Minister is the head of government. In the United Kingdom, executive power is exercised by Her Majesty’s Government, on behalf of and by the consent of the Monarch, as well as by the devolved Governments of Scotland and Wales, and the Northern Ireland Executive. (Cite) So much history to explore!
One portion of Kensington Palace is open to the public and operates as a museum (it smells like one too). In this episode, you will watch as I tour the Kensington Palace Museum…by myself. This made for a very entertaining day.
My favorite Exhibit was the Fashion Rules Restyled room. Fashion Rules Restyled. I had the chance to explore “how three royal women, HM Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales navigated the fashion ‘rules’ defined by their royal duties in unique style and set their own rules, which in turn overtly lead fashion and taste.” – Read more here.
Tip: Buy your ticket online in advance for a cheaper ticket! The museum also offers student discounts.
I also took a ton of photographs. Once again, I would like to encourage everyone who is traveling to invest in a SD card, if you are using your phone as your primary camera.
Stay tuned because next time we will be exploring Kensington Gardens!