See Inside Three Iconic British Palaces Without Tourists, Thanks to the Pandemic

Along with the 3 other palaces which are looked after by the Historic Royal Palaces company, these sites generally welcome upwards of 4.5 million people per year, with the ever-popular Tower alone welcoming around 2 million.This year of course, those numbers will be much smaller, as the palaces were required to shut their doors in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the film, Lucy Worsley, a royal historian and the chief manager of historical royal palaces, hosts tours of all 3 areas while sharing tales of the rich history behind each building.Worsley on the stairs of Hampton Court Palace.
Image: Tom HaywardThe result is rather striking to anybody who has actually ever battled crowds at any of these landmarks. Walking into the Tower of London, which was integrated in the 1070s and utilized as a palace, a fortress, a jail, and lots of other things for many years, Worsley says, “To be all alone feels strange and really rather spooky.” Shes not completely alone, however, and it is quickly revealed that there are some Yeomen Warders– ritualistic guards also referred to as beefeaters– quarantining at the Tower, along with the famous ravens they care for.Worsley takes a look at the gown Princess Diana infamously used when she was photographed dancing with John Travolta at the White House.
Photo: Tom HaywardDiscover AD PROThe ultimate resource for style market professionals, gave you by the editors of Architectural DigestArrowHampton Court is an ode to Henry VIII, where Worsley takes audiences inside the attic, onto the roofing system, and inside the storage places of the royal ritualistic dress collection– areas not normally seen by visitors to the redbrick palace. Lastly, at Kensington Palace (the present house of Prince William, Duchess Kate, and their children), Worsley shares some important modern-day history, analyzing a dress used by Princess Diana.Currently, Kensington and Hampton Court Palaces have resumed, and the Tower of London has partially reopened.