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Buckingham Palace surprises Kate Middleton with amazing honour in major announcement

The King's Gallery is set to unveil a collection of previously unseen royal photographs in its latest exhibition

By Web Desk
May 16, 2024
The image of the princess bears a striking resemblance to an 1864 portrait of Alexandra, Princess of Wales, by Franz Xaver Winterhalter  which will hang nearby
The image of the princess bears a "striking resemblance" to an 1864 portrait of Alexandra, Princess of Wales, by Franz Xaver Winterhalter  which will hang nearby

Kate Middleton is receiving an amazing honour in the most beautiful way.

The King's Gallery is set to unveil a collection of previously unseen royal photographs in its latest exhibition. This display marks the debut of personal photographs from the Royal Collection, offering a glimpse into 100 years of royal photography. 

With over 150 items spanning from the 1920s to the present, the newly renamed King's Gallery at Buckingham Palace will be hosting this historic exhibition.

Curator Alessandro Nasini told GB News: "We are going from very private and personal [photographs] all the way to [King Charles III] coronation portraits, so you've got a full range of material."

Buckingham Palace surprises Kate Middleton with amazing honour in major announcement

Intimate family moments, such as a never-before-seen image of four royal mothers (Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret, Princess Alexandra and the Duchess of Kent) holding their newborn babies, is on display alongside a private hand-written letter from Princess Margaret to her sister, Queen Elizabeth II.

A more relaxed engagement photograph of the Prince and Princess of Wales, as well as one from their wedding day form part of the exhibition.

Buckingham Palace surprises Kate Middleton with amazing honour in major announcement

Never-before-seen proofs, sent to the Royal Family to choose their favourite images, give a behind-the-scenes insight into how iconic royal portraits were created.

The image of the princess bears a "striking resemblance" to an 1864 portrait of Alexandra, Princess of Wales, by Franz Xaver Winterhalter from the Royal Collection, which will hang nearby.

Buckingham Palace surprises Kate Middleton with amazing honour in major announcement

For the first time, the Royal Collection Trust (RCT) is offering £1 gallery tickets to people receiving Universal Credits or other benefits. It is understood the RCT wants to make the collection as accessible to as many people as possible.

'Royal Portraits: A Century of Photography' opens tomorrow (Friday, May 17) at The King's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, and closes on October 6, 2024.