Kensington Palace in pictures
View spectacular images of the newly reopened royal palace
Kensington Palace's doors are once again open to the public, and the timing couldn't be more apt in this Jubilee year. Once home to Queen Victoria and the Princess of Wales, it will now be the residence of a new generation of royals. The rooms have been transformed into interactive experiences, showcasing work by contemporary installation artists alongside exhibits from the palace's collection.
The King's Staircase
This grand staircase was used as the main way to the King's apartments. The walls and ceiling were painted by William Kent, his last commission at the palace, and portrays a lifesize mural of King George I's court and its various characters.