Kensington Palace (4): Kings Apartments

Posted: September 16, 2016 in History, London, UK
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The Kings staircase leads into the presence chamber where King George I and II would receive visitors and petitioners. Compared to the rest of the apartments it is rather sombre in its decor.

The Presence Chamber

The Presence Chamber

Probably the most impressive room in the suite is the Cupola room, with its amazing musical clock as a centrepiece. This room was used for entertaining and it was here that the baby princess Victoria was baptised.

Musical Clock in the Cupola room

Musical Clock in the Cupola room

Decoration in the Cupola room

Decoration in the Cupola room

Ceiling of the Cupola room

Ceiling of the Cupola room

The Kings Gallery is a long room designed for indoor walking and other leisure pursuits. It was also an excellent place to display items from the royal art collection.

KIngs Gallery

Kings Gallery

Fireplace in Kings Gallery

Fireplace in Kings Gallery

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