Monday, 5 September 2011

The search for lost princesses at Kensington Palace

Once the home of Lady Diana, Kensington Palace is now the official residence of Prince Harry, the recently wed Kate and Wills and occasionally, other members of the Royal Family, too. However, all is not quite as it seems at the palace of late - renovations have been occurring to the grounds and as they’ve been taking place, something rather magical has been uncovered: introducing The Enchanted Palace, where seven princesses and their stories await your discovery.

Now a mystical castle (with the help of theatre company WildWorks) the palace holds a tale of play, war, sorrow and lost childhoods. Visitors are invited to help find the princesses by following the directions of eerily-gloved hands through each of the rooms. Taking note of the clues as you go - be it poem, flickering light, or letters left upon a typewriter - the object is to find all of the princesses and their stories that are sometimes tragic; sometimes heart-warming.

Not just for children, The Enchanted Palace is a fully experiential fairytale for all, of which part of the tale is told through acclaimed writer Mercedes Kemp’s intriguing poetry. Have you been already? Let us know how many princesses you discovered.

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