Buckingham Palace This is always a summer highlight. While the Queen is away, we can visit the Buckingham Palace State Rooms from 20 July to 20 September 2019. The special exhibition this year is ‘Queen Victoria’s Palace’ to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria. It tells the story of how the young monarch turned an unloved royal residence into the centre of the social, cultural and official life of the country. Queen Victoria ascended to the throne on 20 June 1837, aged 18. Just three weeks into her reign, she moved into Buckingham Palace, despite the

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