Britain's Queen Elizabeth II looks at a recreation of the 'Victoria' pattern dessert service in the State Dining Room, as part of an exhibition. AFP
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth visited an exhibition dedicated to her great-great-grandmother Victoria on Wednesday, which uses cutting-edge technology to recreate Buckingham Palace as it was during the 19th century.
"We have used the most modern technology that’s available today to have a new form of storytelling. It’s an immersive experience ... it puts you right there in the centre.
Visitors will see projections and illusions showing the vibrant colours of the palace interiors before Victoria's eldest son Edward VII redecorated it predominantly in white and gold.
They will also see aspects of Victoria's motherly side, including a casket containing the baby teeth of her children and white marble casts of some of their limbs.
"We have used the most modern technology that’s available today to have a new form of storytelling," said Dr Amanda Foreman, co-curator of the exhibition.
"It’s an immersive experience ... it puts you right there in the centre,” she added.
Working with a Hollywood production company, the curators have also recreated a waltz staged at the palace at the end of the Crimean war.
Curator Amanda Foreman poses as she views Queen Victoria's piano. Reuters
The exhibition, which marks the 200th anniversary of Victoria's birth, also features her throne, ballgown and water colour paintings.
Acceding to the throne at the age of 18, Queen Victoria ruled the UK from 1837 until her death in 1901. She was the longest-serving monarch until 2015 when Elizabeth, 93, surpassed her.
A day after winning the leadership of his Conservative party, the former London mayor and figurehead of the 2016 Brexit campaign formally replaced Theresa May.
Historically beloved by British grandmothers, bingo tends to attract more women than men. It had its heyday in Britain in the 1960s but its popularity continues in some places, none more so than in Glasgow.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are rarely out of the headlines. This has been the case since they broke royal protocol by holding hands at the Invictus Games during their first public appearance back in 2017. We want to read about them. We want to know what they’re up to. We, as the public, are often infuriated at the royal couple wanting
Many people take dietary supplements to get adequate levels of vitamins. A doctor may recommend a lower or higher dose for you, depending on health conditions or the level of vitamin D in your blood.
Farmer Kalandarov is practicing a type of storage that is centuries-old — the shed has been in his own family for three generations — and he is dismissive of younger farmers who are turning to refrigerators.
You may have heard of eating grilled cheese with tomato soup, but have you ever tried it with tomato jam?