Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace

Best known as the birthplace and home of Queen Victoria, this stately palace with extensive gardens has hosted many British monarchs since William and Mary bought it in 1689.

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Kensington Palace



Construction of Kensington Palace

8 Mar 1702

King William III dies at Kensington Palace following a riding accident at Hampton Court.


A delegation of Cherokee Indians visit King George II and Queen Caroline at Kensington Palace.

24 May 1819

Birth of Victoria, future queen

20 Jun 1837

Victoria Becomes Queen

24 May 1899

The state apartments at Kensington Palace in London open to the public.

7 Sep 1997

Funeral procession of Princess Diana


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