VisitBritain spotlights royal baby’s arrival with special family-focused attractions

As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrate the birth of the First Prince of Cambridge, VisitBritain is encouraging holidaymakers in the UK to visit Britain’s top royal sights, including special areas within London’s regal residences which will be open to the public this summer.

William and Kate’s new son was born at 4:24 p.m. on Monday, weighing in at 8 pounds, 6 ounces, Buckingham Palace’s press office confirmed.

VisitBritain has come up with a summer-full of suggestions, listing royal-inspired family-friendly places to visit in Britain which are guaranteed to create special memories for visiting families’ own little princes or princesses.

One of the most idyllic royal residences – especially in summer thanks to its location right next to Hyde Park – is Kensington Palace, home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Special areas within this beautiful property are open to the public, including the state apartments.

Kensington Palace is also hosting a new Fashion Rules exhibition that features dresses worn by Britain’s best dressed women; Queen Elizabeth, her sister Princess Margaret and Diana, the Princess of Wales.

VisitBritain is also encouraging visitors to get out of town and explore Britain’s glorious countryside and coastling, again continuing the royal theme. Highlights include Norfolk, at Sandringham, a beautiful estate that is open to the public to visit, boasting some of the prettiest beaches in the UK

Buckingham Palace will also be welcoming visitors this summer with a special exhibition to accompany the summer opening that celebrates the Queen’s Coronation 60 years ago.The Palace has a drop-in learning room where older kids can design their own carriage to go home in.

For more inspiration visit www.visitbritain.com

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