|Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace|
As we arrived we walked past the sunken garden which was looking resplendent in the sunshine that was trying to break through the clouds above. After taking a quick photo of the garden we headed into the house for a look around.
I enjoyed the Palace a lot more than I was expecting. Largely empty of furniture they've set up the large rooms as spaces that you can enjoy. In the King's apartment there were games tables set up, where Becks and I took the weight of our feet and enjoyed a game of cards. They also had manikins dressed up in 17th / 18th Century clothes demanded the obligatory photograph.
We had to rush slightly through the Queen Victoria exhibition as we were late for our afternoon tea. I was left wishing I knew how to dance as they were playing the waltz in one of the galleries and I had the strange urge to go for a twirl!
|Becks in the Orangery|
The first thing I noticed were Royal Palace tea plates, that were a beautiful design and perfect for the location and setting. Once we'd ordered our teas they arrived reasonably quickly and we had a decent selection of sandwiches, a plain and fruit scone and cakes.
|Ruth and I enjoying afternoon tea|