Spotlight on: The Royal Family

Spotlight on: The Royal Family

One of the most fascinating things that London has to offer visitors is exposure to everything ‘royal’. And, while the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second child, what better time to catch a glimpse of the Royal Family?

The history of the Royal Family is not only a topic that interests tourists around the world but is also what makes London a preferred destination, where visitors can learn about and really ‘experience’ the British Royals.

Royal Family Tree

To enjoy a more detailed experience of the Royals, there are a series of London sightseeing offers which can save you money when visiting the main royal attractions of Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace and, of course, Buckingham Palace. The latter is certainly one of the most famous attractions and is a must-see for anyone visiting London with an interest in the Royal Family. However, both Kensington Palace and Hampton Court also offer their own royal ‘revelations’. Hampton Court provides visitors the opportunity to experience ‘a journey back in time’ and ensures a good look at royal traditions. Visiting the palace, you will discover King Henry VIII’s crown, the Tudor-style Chapel Royal, and the world’s most popular maze, among many other fascinating sights.

Kensington Palace captures more recent royal lifestyle events. The most intriguing stories that the palace holds surround Queen Victoria’s childhood and the period when Princess Diana was resident. The palace is also home to an exhibition called “Fashion Rules” which showcases royal clothes from different decades, including dresses from the collections of Queen Victoria, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales.

Providing a glimpse of the lives of the modern Royal Family, The London Pass has recently published an amusing and informative infographic, bringing to life extracts from the Royal Family tree. The infographic presents engaging details about different members of the Royal Family, including stories about the Queen’s exotic gifts and Prince Harry’s endearing nickname. Showcasing some of our favourite royals, past and present, this trivia infographic focuses on four generations to reveal some curious facts about these famous royal faces. With a new royal baby on the way, and not forgetting young Prince George, there will soon be even more interesting facts from the next royal generation.