are honored to represent Historic Royal Palaces as its licensing agent in Japan.
Historic Royal Palaces was established in 1998 as a Royal Charter Body with charitable
status and is contracted by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
to manage the palaces. It is responsible for the care, conservation and presentation
to the public of the unoccupied royal palaces:
The palaces are owned by The Queen on behalf of the nation. Historic Royal Places
receives no public revenue funding. All costs to preserve and maintain the palaces
are met by income generated by the palaces, including income through licensing.
||The Tower of London
The Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London,
founded by William the Conqueror in 1066-7, and enlarged and modified by successive
sovereigns, is one of the worlds most famous and spectacular fortresses.
Enriched by its many living traditions, the Tower is today a World Heritage Site
and the most visited historic site in Britain. A potential licensing idea is a
range of accessories inspired by the famous Crown Jewels.
||Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace became a royal palace in 1528, on its acquisition
by Henry VIII from Cardinal Wolsey. Its Tudor buildings are among the most important
in existence and William and Marys improvements are an outstanding example
of English Baroque. The interiors are enriched by magnificent pictures and tapestries
belonging to the Royal Collection. The buildings are surrounded by 60 acres of
gardens and 750 acres of parkland. How about bed linens or drapes inspired by
the motif of William and Mary, or by the terracotta roundels in Clock Court?
Kensington became a royal residence in 1689 with the purchase of
an existing house by William and Mary. It was enlarged for them by Christopher
Wren, and subsequently altered by George I. Kensington Palace contains important
interiors by William Kent, many major work of art from the Royal Collection and
the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection. Princess Diana lived here. Inspiration
abounds with the interior and gardens.
||The Banqueting House,
The Banqueting House at Whitehall, designed by Inigo Jones and
finished for James I in 1622, is the only remaining complete building of Whitehall
Palace to have survived the fire of 1698. Significant as the first English building
in the Palladian style, it is also famous for its ceiling, painted by Rubens in
||Kew Palace and Queen
Built as a private house in 1631, Kew Palace was used by the Royal
Family between 1729 and 1818. With a series of other buildings that once stood
nearby, it served in turn as a lodging for servants, as a schoolroom for three
generations of royal children, as George IIIs retreat, and as a home for
the King, Queen Charlotte and their family. Queen Charlottes Cottage was
built in c1770 and later enlarged.
have many images available to inspire a wide range of products and can arrange
for many more to the suit needs of a licensee. Stylish and classic products are
a perfect way of enhancing the image and reputation of any company whilst being
valued in their own right. A range licensed from Historic Royal Palaces can combine
beautiful design with historical detail to create a collection suitable for every
occasion. Ideas can include linen, drapes, rugs, apparel, silverware, jewellery,
clocks, tableware and glassware, food and confectionary
Others include gardens, tea houses, and hotel & apartment designs. For more
information on how we can help you, and you can help preserve British heritage,
contact us today.
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