Who funds Historic Royal Palaces?

Support our six wonderful palaces Historic Royal Palaces is a self-funding charity, proud to be the guardian of six wonderful palaces.

Who funds Historic Royal Palaces?

Support our six wonderful palaces Historic Royal Palaces is a self-funding charity, proud to be the guardian of six wonderful palaces.

How are Historic Royal Palaces funded?

In 1998 it became an independent charity, which is contracted by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to manage the palaces on behalf of ‘The Queen in Right of Crown’. It receives no funding from the Government or the Crown, depending on the support of visitors, members, donors, volunteers and sponsors.

How many Historic Royal Palaces are there?

Historic Royal Palaces is a team of people who love and look after six of the most wonderful palaces in the world: the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle and Gardens. We create space for spirits to stir and be stirred.

Who owns Hillsborough Castle?

Hillsborough Castle
Location Royal Hillsborough, County Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Coordinates 54.46127°N 6.08604°WCoordinates:54.46127°N 6.08604°W
Owner Queen Elizabeth II in right of the Crown
Website

How is the Tower of London funded?

Historic Royal Palaces is the self-funding charity that cares for the Tower of London. We ask for an optional 10% donation towards our charitable work when you buy your ticket.

Who looks after Hampton Court?

Hampton Court Palace
Current tenants Historic Royal Palaces
Owner Queen Elizabeth II in right of the Crown
Website
www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace/

Who is the chief curator of the royal palaces?

Lucy Worsley is an architectural and social historian, writer and Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces. She specialises in Tudors to the present day.

What is the oldest palace in London?

St James’s Palace
Location London, United Kingdom
Construction started 1531
Completed 1536
Client Henry VIII

Why is Banqueting House closed?

Following the fire which destroyed Whitehall Palace, the Banqueting Hall became redundant for the purpose for which it was designed, and it was converted to a chapel to replace the Chapel Royal of Whitehall, which had been destroyed in the fire and was used to host concerts.

Is Hillsborough Catholic or Protestant?

48.4% of the population were male and 51.6% were female. 81.6% were from a Protestant or other Christian background, and 9.8% were from a Catholic background.

Does anyone live in Hillsborough Castle?

Hillsborough Castle has been a grand family home and is now the official home of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, and a royal residence. Members of the Royal Family stay at Hillsborough when visiting Northern Ireland.

Who owns the royal palaces in England?

Most of the contents of the palaces form part of the Royal Collection and are also owned by The Queen in Right of Crown. The Director, Royal Collection Trust and the Keeper of the Privy Purse from the Royal Household sit as Trustees on the Board of Historic Royal Palaces.

What does a royal palace trustee do?

Our Trustees promote Historic Royal Palaces’ Cause in the world. They act in the organisation’s best interests, ensuring high standards in all the work we do, and that we use our money and resources as effectively as possible. The Chief Executive is accountable to the Board of Trustees.

When did historic royal palaces become a charity?

Later Historic Royal Palaces was transferred to the Department of National Heritage on its establishment in 1995, now named the Department for Culture, Media & Sport. On 1 April 1998, Historic Royal Palaces became an independent charity by Royal Charter with a Board of Trustees.

Who is involved in the care of Historic Royal Palaces?

The Chairman of Historic Royal Palaces’ Campaign Board. The Chief Executive, John Barnes, is accountable to the Board of Trustees for the performance of Historic Royal Palaces and ultimately to Parliament for the public assets in our care. He chairs an Executive Board of Directors.