VisitBritain in family-friendly focus as royal baby is born
As the royal family celebrate the birth of the First Prince of Cambridge, VisitBritain are encouraging travellers to visit the country’s royal sights and bring their families to sample the attractions.
The son of Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, was born at 4:24 p.m. Monday, weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces, Buckingham Palace revealed.
The news of the birth was announced by easel proclamation outside Buckingham Palace, just as Prince William’s birth was announced in 1982.
In true tradition, visitors and well wishes queued outside Buckingham Palace to photograph the birth sign.
VisitBritain offers suggestions of royal-inspired family-friendly places to visit in Britain, guaranteed to create special memories for your own little prince or princess!
For example, VisitBritain suggests that royal revellers explore areas of Kensington Palace that are open to the public (since the private residence where the young family will live is not), such as the state apartments of the king and queen.
Kensington Palace is currently hosting a new Fashion Rules exhibition that features dresses worn by Britain’s best dressed women; Queen Elizabeth, her sister Princess Margaret and Diana, the Princess of Wales.
VisitBritain is also encouraging visitors to experience the country and coast, highlighting Norfolk, at Sandringham, a beautiful estate that is open to the public to visit. It also highlights the Norfolk coast, which is famed for some of Britain’s prettiest beaches.
Buckingham Palace will also be open for visitors this summer with a special exhibition to accompany the summer opening that celebrates the Queen’s Coronation 60 years ago.The Palace has a drop-in learning room where older kids can design their own carriage to go home in.