Costumed actors dressed as Henry VIII, Charles I and Queen Victoria, welcomed over 300 guests to Kensington Palace, London, 21 March, to the exclusive launch event of the new Kensington Palace Pavilion. The venue is one of six venues cared for by independent charity Historic Royal Palaces.
Situated on the palace lawns, the new space overlooks the sunken garden and will be available to host an exclusive number of events for three years while The Orangery is closed for planned conservation work.
London & Partners and Eurostar brought 10 event planners over from Paris to see the space.
The event had a surprise performance by Tokio Myers – multi-instrumental artist and winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2017.
Alex Donnelly-Palmer, events and operations manager at Kensington Palace, said: “It was a truly spectacular evening celebrating the launch of the Kensington Palace Pavilion. The event perfectly showcased the versatility of the Pavilion and how it can be transformed for extravagant events, while incorporating the storied history and traditions of Kensington Palace.
“Following the closure of the Orangery for vital conservation work, we are delighted to be able to offer this one-of-a-kind venue for exclusive and memorable events, whether a gala dinner, evening reception or product launch.
“Additionally, clients booking events in the Kensington Palace Pavilion will contribute to Historic Royal Palaces’ charitable cause, as income raised from all commercial activities is reinvested in conservation, public access and educational activities to ensure the palace continues to well-maintained and open for all to enjoy.”