Kew Palace marks 200 years since the death of King George III

Kew Palace in London opens its doors again in April this year. 2020 marks 200 years since the death of King George III and the attraction will be marking the anniversary with a new display, ‘George III: The Mind Behind the Myth’.

George grew up in the palace and, for many years, it was a happy family home. However, in later life, it became a place of incarceration and treatment for the king during his ‘illness’. This display throughout the palace rooms will celebrate the king’s many achievements and shines light on the often cruel treatment he endured at the hands of his doctors. Through various objects relating to the king himself, groups will discover the real man behind the much-peddled myth.

From 3rd April until 27th September 2020, groups can explore Kew Palace, the Royal Kitchens and at weekends and bank holidays, Queen Charlotte’s Cottage, included in admission to Kew Gardens.