Having watched The Princess Dairies and Anastasia far too many times as a child, my excitement in going to Kensington Palace was in part down to a belief that at last, my true Princess future had been realized. My disappointment at this not being the case was quickly quelled when I considered all the ridiculous things I had done drunk…I would be the Daily Mail online’s dream…
We had been invited to a girls afternoon tea and visit to the Palace. I’d never been to the Palace before… plus there was going to be Champagne and Cake- what a combo.
We went to The Orangery Kensington Palace for Afternoon Tea. It was beautifully set out and the cups and plates were so pretty, that it really did feel like a Royal afternoon tea.
Full of finger sandwiches, scones and cake we headed over to the Palace to start to have a look around. I’m a secret history geek and found it fascinating- inspections of bed sheets to ensure marriages had been consummated and having multiple witnesses to childbirth to ensure it was a legitimate heir… who said being Royal was glamorous?!
We were also lucky enough to visit the exhibition showing the dresses of Princess Diana, Princess Margaret and the Queen.
After an afternoon eating like a Queen and exploring the Palace, I decided that while it may appear glamorous, there was a lot to being a Royal in the past. That said, it was a wonderful afternoon exploring, and with ‘Diana: Her Fashion Story’ opening in February 2017, I will certainly be back.
Find out more about visiting Kensington Palace here: http://www.hrp.org.uk/kensington-palace/#gs.imAisUo