Royal Residence past and present
This one-time country house was home to Stewart and Hanoverian royalty. Admire the architecture of Sir Christopher Wren and William Kent at Kensington Palace, where kings and princes lived and died and Queen Victoria was born and christened. Grand staircases lead to royal apartments. Learn about Queens Mary, Anne, Caroline and Victoria, Princesses Margaret and Diana, just some of the royal residents. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, are now in residence. Absorb the view across Kensington Gardens and take tea in the cafe or the Orangery.