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Hampton Court was a favourite British residence of William III and Mary II, King and Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland, Prince and Princess of Orange. No wonder this residence is often used when it is about British-Dutch encounters.

In 1982 Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau used Hampton Court to organize a grand banquet. On this picture a group portrait is made in front of a gobelin hanging in the Baroque Palace, the extension build by William & Mary. On the picture you see:
- HRH Prince Claus
- HM Queen Elizabeth
- HM Queen Elizabeth II
- HM Queen Beatrix
- HRH Prince Philip
Source: ANP Historisch Archief http://www.anp-archief.nl/attachment/2114382

Seven years later Hampton Court was again used, now for a concert by the Bands of the Irish Guards and the Scots Guards. Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus were guests of honour. The youngest generation was invited too. On this picture you see:
- Prince William
- Prince Harry
- Prince Charles
- Queen Beatrix
- Prince Claus
- Princess Margaret
Source: ANP Historisch Archief http://www.anp-archief.nl/attachment/83261
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Hampton Manor was once used by the Knights of St John until acquired by Thomas Wolsey. All Henry VIII's wives, with the exception of Katherine of Aragon lived at Hampton Court Palace at one time or another.

When Jane, Henry's Queen died, after the birth of their son, Henry fled, as he couldn't bear to be in the same place as his wife's body. He later married Katherine Parr at Hampton Park. His daughter Elizabeth ordered that the exotic new plants, including tobacco and potato be grown in the extensive gardens.

The Great Hall was often used as a setting for plays. Shakespeare performed there in 1603, and in 1604 King James convened a conference to resolve issues between the Anglican Church and the Puritans. Charles I and II both honeymooned at Hampton Court. Queen Anne began the Royal Stud in the stables. It was Queen Victoria who opened the Palace and gardens to the public in 1838.
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Hampton Court is one of my favourite royal palaces. I've been there twice and would love to go again. The interior is indeed majestic though I'm less keen on the Gun Room, because I'm not a fan of the guns or the colours of the room as it's a little too masculine for my taste (but then again, it is a Gun Room so I guess that's expected). My favourite parts of the Palace are the Chapel Royal, The King's Staircase and of course the gardens.

I also wish that it was used for more royal events. I think the Chapel Royal would be a beautiful place to have a royal wedding but it's too small for all the guests (having said that I guess it depends on how many guests are there). The only wedding within the BRF that has been held at Hampton Court in recent times is IIRC Lord Frederick Windsor (son of Prince and Princess Michael) and Sophie Winkleman. I'm not sure whereabouts in the Palace they got married in though.

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Hampton Manor was once used by the Knights of St John until acquired by Thomas Wolsey. All Henry VIII's wives, with the exception of Katherine of Aragon lived at Hampton Court Palace at one time or another.

When Jane, Henry's Queen died, after the birth of their son, Henry fled, as he couldn't bear to be in the same place as his wife's body. He later married Katherine Parr at Hampton Park. His daughter Elizabeth ordered that the exotic new plants, including tobacco and potato be grown in the extensive gardens.

The Great Hall was often used as a setting for plays. Shakespeare performed there in 1603, and in 1604 King James convened a conference to resolve issues between the Anglican Church and the Puritans. Charles I and II both honeymooned at Hampton Court. Queen Anne began the Royal Stud in the stables. It was Queen Victoria who opened the Palace and gardens to the public in 1838.
Thank you for your fascinating post. I wonder why Catherine of Aragon was the only one of Henry VIII's wives who didn't stay there. Perhaps she just preferred the other royal palaces. I also didn't realise that after Jane Seymour's death Henry VIII refused to go to the Palace, or that it was the venue for Shakespeare's and other plays. I've read that Mary I spent her honeymoon at Hampton Court, but I would need to double check that.

Here are some of my own photos of Hampton Court, which were taken last spring:
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500 years of Hampton Court Palace

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Thank you for your fascinating post. I wonder why Catherine of Aragon was the only one of Henry VIII's wives who didn't stay there.
Hi HereditaryPrincess,
I think the reason Catherine of Aragon didn't stay at HP at any time is it was Cardinal Wolsey's palace for most of her marriage. It was essentially over by the time it came into Henry's possession (after Wolsey's fall when he couldn't engineer a divorce) so it's unlikely she'd accompany him to HP, especially as Henry had made it pretty clear he was trying to replace her.

I also think she wasn't that keen on Wolsey but I don't know if this is historical fact or I've picked this up from a film/TV programme!

Love your pics! HP is one of my favourite palaces, you can almost smell the history.
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Its doubtful that Catherine ever stayed there as the Cardinal only started work on it in 1514 and it wasn't completed until 1525.The Cardinal only really lived in it for a few years until he passed it onto the king as a gift in 1528.I maybe wrong but I believe that Queen Catherine wasn't particularly fond of Cardinal Wolsey .
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