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The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace

Official Souvenir Guide

Hugo Vickers

ISBN: 978 1 909741 15 7
Size: 220 x 220 mm / 8.75 x 8.75 in.
Binding: paperback
Pages: 48
Images: 69

UK £6.95 / US $10.95

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The official guidebook to the Royal Mews
  • Features an Illustrated timeline and over 100 images including works of art, historic images and photography of the carriages

DESCRIPTION

The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace was built between 1822 and 1825 for George IV, and is still a fully functioning stables and home to many of the carriages used for grand state occasions. This fully illustrated guide provides an introduction to the history of the Royal Mews, a tour round the Mews itself, peeps behind the scenes at the work carried out there, and contains clear explanations of the different types of carriages, coaches, harnesses and liveries to be seen there, with stunning illustrations of them in use for occasions such as Trooping the Colour, the State Opening of Parliament or Royal Weddings. The Royal Mews is open to the public from 1st February until Christmas every year.

(Available in the book trade in a previous edition with a different cover, ISBN 978 1 85759 761 5)

This title is one of seven official souvenir guides that Scala publishes for the Royal Collection. Other titles published by Scala for the Royal Collection include Dutch LandcapesItalian Paintings and DrawingsThe Northern Renaissance and The Royal Collection: Treasures.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hugo Vickers is a writer and broadcaster and a respected commentator on the British Royal Family.

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