FASHION RULES – Kensington Palace, Nov 15

I’m planning something for my friend’s birthday for November, even though her birthday was in May!!!!  She is a super busy person with 2 children who have a number of out of school activities as well as school plays etc.

She is a fan of the ‘Royal Family’ so I thought I would base the theme of her birthday around that.  So I started to look on google for things to do with the Royal Family.  The first thing I found was ‘A right Royal Cruise’ on the Thames, which included lunch and guests speakers who photographed the Royal Family.  But after looking into this the season finished at the end of June so that was out the window… 😦

The next thing that was listed was Kensington Palace, so I looked into this and saw straight away that it was the perfect place to take her, as it has history on different royals Kings, Queens and Princesses.  Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London, England. It has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century, and is the official London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke and Duchess of Kent, and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.




(Pictures taken from goggle)

After looking through what’s on, something caught my eye.  Fashion Rules jumped out at me and after reading a little more into it, it sounds perfect for us both!!!!

Fashion Rules – Dress from the collections of HM The Queen, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales. Take a nostalgic look back at recent decades of fashion in our glamorous exhibition at Kensington Palace.  A nipped-in waist in the 50’s, short skirts and diaphanous fabrics in the 60’s and 70’s, sparkles and shoulder pads in the 80’s – these were the fashion rules we all dressed by, even members of the Royal Family.

I’m quite looking forward to this as well, more for the fashion aspect of it and how the dresses have been made, and the detailing.  I mean the styles from the 50’s to 80’s in what and how  the Royals wore each gown.  I think it will be a good piece of history to go and visit.  There is also The King’s Gallery, State Apartments and Staircase to see as well as The Queens State Apartments and The Palace Gardens.  So I think this an ideal location for a Royal theme day out.

The only thing is I’m not quite sure what else to do on the day out, maybe go for a nice meal or to a roof top bar???  If anyone has any ideas or suggestions I would be grateful 🙂

Happy Reading







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