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Kensington Palace.

"Nottingham House, belonging to the family of Finch, was purchased in 1689 by William III. Reconstructed by Sir Christopher Wren as Kensington Palace, it became the favourite residence of "Dutch William" and his Queen (who died here, 1694). The famous collection of paintings was formed by Queen Anne, and, like the gardens, have received the care of subsequent sovereigns. The Presence Chamber and other State apartments were erected and decorated by William Kent, 1721-5. Queen Victoria was born in the palace on 24th May 1819, and her life, up to her accession, was largely spent here. Extract from "The royal palaces, historic castles and stately homes of Great Britain" (Open Library)

The Historic Royal Palaces are owned by The Queen on behalf of the nation and run by an independent charity of the same name.

Kensington Palace State Apartments,
Kensington Gardens,
London W8 4PX

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