Blenheim Palace announces costumes on display from the hit Netflix and Shondaland series, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
Blenheim Palace, a key location in the hit series Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, has announced that costumes featured in the Bridgerton spin-off by Netflix and Shondaland will be on display at Britain’s Greatest Palace from 11th September to the 5th of November 2023.
Fans of the record-breaking period drama, which focuses on young Queen Charlotte’s rise to prominence and power, will be able to marvel at costumes from special scenes from the period drama, some of them, filmed at Blenheim Palace:
- The wedding dress worn by young Queen Charlotte as she climbs the Palace walls – and young King George finds her and meets her for the first time.
- Queen Charlotte’s peach and green ensemble and King George’s corresponding dark grey and aubergine outfit from their first dinner together as a married couple.
- The dress from Queen Charlotte’s iconic “under the bed” scene – and her wig which features at the end of the series.
At Blenheim Palace, fans can walk in the footsteps of the Queen Charlotte cast with two ‘Lights, Camera, Action’ daily film tours at 11am and 3pm. Lasting 45 minutes, visitors are taken behind the scenes of some of the most iconic moments within the series.
Many of the show’s scenes at Buckingham House (now known as Buckingham Palace) were filmed at Blenheim Palace – including the key dining moment between young Queen Charlotte and King George, and the famous Water Terraces which were magically transformed into the enchanting outdoor space where the final ball takes place. The space was filled with incredible dancers and courtiers for the scene from Episode 6.
Heather Carter, Managing Director at Blenheim Palace said: “Fans of Queen Charlotte will already know and love Blenheim Palace as a backdrop for the hugely popular show, but being able to display these costumes from some of the most important moments is so special. It’s great that we’re able to keep that connection with Queen Charlotte and for people to have the chance to go behind the scenes of this fabulous series.”
The UNESCO World Heritage Site was the ideal choice as Buckingham House, due to its real-life connections with Queen Charlotte and King George lll. The duo shared a close friendship with the 4th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, and after their visit to Blenheim Palace, they were so inspired that they embarked on renovating Buckingham House.
Valid Palace, Park and Gardens tickets are required to do the Lights, Camera, Action! trail. Buy one day and get 12 months free when you choose to donate your admission ticket cost to Blenheim Palace. As charity ticket donations are vital for the restoration and conservation but offers the chance to discover Britain’s Greatest Palace and all it has to offer throughout the year.
What’s more, when you travel to Blenheim Palace via public transport, bicycle or fully electric car, you are eligible for a 30% discount off your Annual Pass or Palace, Park and Gardens Day ticket (this discount is not valid for Privilege Pass or Park and Gardens tickets). Use the code GREEN30 for discount during online checkout and show your proof of travel by bus, train or bike on arrival.
Find out more or book tickets here – Blenheim Palace