Airdate: Kensington Palace: Behind Closed Doors
An intimate look at the palace that has been a private home to the Royal Family for more than three hundred years.
The latest royal special on SBS, Kensington Palace: Behind Closed Doors, is a two part series which premieres on Friday night.
Kensington Palace: Behind Closed Doors is an intimate look at the palace that has been a private home to the Royal Family for more than three hundred years. It’s where Queen Victoria spent her childhood, where Princess Diana brought up her sons William and Harry, and where Prince William and his family still live today. Part of Kensington is now a unique museum open to the public, and we’ll explore, with the help of Historic Royal Palaces curators, Queen Victoria’s teenage years at the palace, and Princess Diana’s amazing wardrobe, including the iconic dress that she wore to dance with John Travolta at the White House.
Explainer Rob Brand opens the Palace and briefs the team before the visitors arrive, and we find out about Kensington Palace’s most famous resident, Princess Diana, who moved here with Prince Charles in 1981. Diana’s dresses still draw huge crowds today – we follow conservator Libby Thompson and her team as they carefully install a red wool suit from Diana’s wardrobe in a glass case, ready to be shown to the public for the very first time.
8:30pm Friday July 22 on SBS