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Press visits

Press visits to the official residences of The Queen can be arranged through Royal Collection Trust's Press Office for media who review, feature or write on the arts and heritage. 

At The Queen's Galleries in London and Edinburgh and at the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, media do not need to pre-arrange their visit - complimentary access will be given on the day, on the production of a valid press card. If you do not hold a valid press card, please contact the Press Office.

Press visits to Windsor Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace and Clarence House must be arranged a minimum of 48 hours in advance by submitting a Press Visit Application Form.


Please note


- Royal Collection Trust is not currently facilitating any press visits to Windsor Castle in relation to the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle. Any media enquiries relating to the royal wedding should be directed to the Royal Communications office at Buckingham Palace.

- Press visits to the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace and Clarence House are only available during the summer months and are limited to members of the media writing commissioned articles for national publications. Please check the Visit pages for opening dates and times.

- Unfortunately, we are unable to arrange access for media to the above residences on the day.

- Press tickets will be issued to card-carrying members of the media only. If you do not hold a valid press card, please be aware that you will be required to provide an alternative form of identification. Additional tickets can be purchased from the Visit pages of the website.

- Press photography is not permitted at any of the royal residences. Details of how to obtain images can be found here.



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The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace

22 July to 1 October 2017 only

Information on how to get to the State Rooms, Buckingham Palace can be found here.

Clarence House

1-31 August 2018 only

Information on how to get to Clarence House can be found here.


Windsor Castle

Information on how to get to Windsor Castle can be found here.


Palace of Holyroodhouse

Information on how to get to Palace of Holyroodhouse can be found here.

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