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Humphreys of Henley

presents your unique opportunity to enjoy privileged access to

Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, The royal library and st James' Palace

the Itinerary for: Buckingham Palace, lUNCH AT Berry Bros & Rudd and St James’ Palace 

We are delighted to be able to grant you the type of access to Buckingham Palace and St. James' Palace usually afforded only to a visiting Head of State or a personal guest of The Queen. 

Contact us to discover more information

email: info@humphreysofhenley.co.uk

Telephone: +44 1491 575819

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With the palace gates closed to the public, you will be ushered through the Ambassadors’ Entrance, and met by a senior curator from the Royal Collection Trust, such as the Surveyor of the Queen’s Paintings. This senior curator will guide you around the splendour of the nineteen State Rooms and show you the Royal Collection’s many masterpieces – Van Dyck and Canaletto paintings, Canova sculpture, exquisite pieces of Sèvres porcelain and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world.

 You will be privileged to tour the Throne Room, where The Queen receives loyal addresses; the Music Room where guests are presented to the Queen; and perhaps the grandest of all the State Rooms, the White Drawing Room, which serves as a reception room for The Queen and members of the Royal Family to gather before official occasions. Drinks and champagne will be served in the Marble Hall, before you gather on the West Terrace for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have your photograph taken with Buckingham Palace as the backdrop. 

Luncheon will be served at Berry Bros & Rudd, vintners to Her Majesty The Queen. Situated in St James’s, near to the palace, you will dine in their famous cellars and be introduced to aspects of their wine selections. 

After luncheon, we will introduce you to St James’s Palace.  Within the grounds of this palace lies the London residences of The Prince of Wales, The Princess Royal and Princess Alexandra. Not open to the public, St James’s is the most senior of the palaces. Here you will see the State Rooms, Chapel Royal and the Queen’s Chapel by famed architect Inigo Jones. Jones worked primarily during the reigns of James I and Charles I, and was England’s first classical architect.

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the Itinerary for: Windsor Castle and the royal library 

CONTACT US TO DISCOVER MORE INFORMATION

EMAIL: INFO@HUMPHREYSOFHENLEY.CO.UK

TELEPHONE: +44 1491 575819

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You will arrive at Windsor Castle in time for choral matins at St George’s Chapel in the Lower Ward of the castle.  With the Military Knights in attendance, you will be seated in the Garter Knights’ pews for the service.  A reception and lunch will follow in the private apartments of the Governor of Windsor Castle, Admiral Sir James Perowne. 

In the afternoon, you will visit the Royal Library. Arguably the most privileged part of this tour. 

The Royal Librarian, Oliver Urquhart Irvine, will be your host. Housing a diverse collection, it is home to artefacts and material from all seven continents – including the first printed edition of Homer, the first, second and third folio editions of Shakespeare, one extensively annotated by Charles I. As well as a specially curated collection of artefacts of interest to your group, the Royal Librarian will be able to point out little-known facts and specialist objects, such as the book that Queen Victoria was reading to Prince Albert at the time of his death – a marker indicates the page she had reached when he passed away. 

 

 

Refreshments will then be taken in the apartments of the Dean of St George’s Chapel. Before proceeding to Windsor Castle State Rooms and semi-State Rooms in the company of a senior curator from The Royal Collection, who will guide you on a stunning private tour.

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This is the first time that this invitation has ever been offered, and Humphreys of Henley are honoured to be the only ones able to invite you.

We can offer you the one-off opportunity to do an amazing 2-day tour before the end of 2017, or the full tour next year.

Contact us to discover more information, or to reserve your place for this once in a life time opportunity.

email: info@humphreysofhenley.co.uk

Telephone: +44 1491 575819

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