Following last year's popular Palace House exhibition, Beaulieu Estate; A Year in Pictures, we are delighted to unveil a brand new exhibition for 2013-14.
Royal Pageant highlights the Montagu family connections with royalty stretching back over eight hundred years. Items on display include personal gifts given to the family by members of the Royal Family during their visit to Beaulieu. The coronation robes and coronets worn by generations of the Montagu family are also on display.
Lord Montagu said: “My family and the Beaulieu Estate have connections with royalty going back over 800 years. We are direct descendents of William the Conqueror and Beaulieu Abbey was a royal foundation created by King John. Its dissolution was also a royal act, leading to the sale of the estate to my ancestor, since when the family has served King, Queen and country in various ways through the centuries.
“This exhibition illustrates these connections and stands as our small tribute to the dedication of our present Queen in serving the nation for over 60 years.”
The exhibition is on display in Palace House and can be viewed as part of a visit to the whole Beaulieu attraction.