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Kensington Palace becomes Enchanted

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Every now and then a show or exhibition rolls into town which blows everyone who sees it away. It doesn't happen often, but when it does you want to tell the world about it. Well listen up, as there's something very special going on at Kensington Palace, something very special indeed.

An explosion of creativity has exploded within its walls, a resurrection of history carried in on a wave of fashion and theatrics. Kensington Palace has become enchanted, alive with the presence of the seven princesses who once lived there. Mary, Anne, Caroline, Charlotte, Victoria, Margaret and Diana were all former residents of Kensington Palace, and the exhibitions creators have gone to extraordinary lengths to encapsulate the essence of each and every one of them.

A handful of the most creative fashion designers in the world (Vivienne Westwood and William Tempest to name just two) have taken over the Palace's State Apartments, showcasing designs which were inspired by legends such as Diana, Princess of Wales. Historical garments will also feature in the display, a rare and colourful window into the glamour of a past world.

The exhibition was produced in collaboration with WILDWORKS, a world-class theatre company who specialize in creating stunning performances in unusual locations. Even by their standards they've outdone themselves, the result a breath taking mixture of fashion, history and atmosphere. The mood is further heightened by film projections, expert storytelling and so much more.

The court is brought to life in a dazzling whirl of fantasy, a reminder that the best fairytales are the ones that are real.
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Why? History at its most extraordinary and magical
When: March 26 2010-June 26 2012
Where: Kensington Palace State Apartments
Cost: Adults: 12.50 Under 16's: 6.25 Under 5's go free
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