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Historic Royal Palaces

Historic Royal Palaces is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle. 

These palaces were once home to, and visited by, some of the most famous characters through history and today HRP helps everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built over the last thousand years.

Tudor Collection

Hampton Court Palace is one of the only two surviving palaces out of many owned by Henry VIII, and is the principal source of inspiration for the HRP and Halcyon Days Tudor Collection.

The collection features the breathtaking stained glass window in the Great Watching Chamber of the palace. This impressive room is where the royal guard would stand guard and watch over the royal family. It was one of the original state rooms built by Henry VIII who used it to entertain those of his guests that had the rank of baron or more.

Shop Collection

Our partnership with Halcyon Days has generated collections which really encapsulate the scope of inspiration our palaces have to offer in terms of architecture, collections and royal history. Halcyon Days excellence in design and quality in craftsmanship makes this a very successful partnership for our brand and we look forward to continuing our ongoing development. Emma Saunders, Head of Retail Business Development, Historic Royal Palaces

Halcyon Days - Astronomical Clock Musical box

Our Collaboration

Historic Royal Palaces and Halcyon Days share the same brand values of excellence in craftsmanship, quality design and authenticity, as well as both having a strong connection to the Royal Family and dedication to celebrating the importance of Historic Royal Palaces.

Our collections allow customers to bring a touch of British history into their home in the form of handcrafted English fine bone china pieces, hand painted enamel boxes and 100% silk scarves.

Astronomical Clock Collection

The spectacular Astronomical Clock is one of the largest clocks ever built and sits in the centre of Hampton Court Palace. This majestic palace is most associated with the flamboyant Henry VIII who extended and developed the palace after acquiring it from Cardinal Wolsey in the 1520s. Henry VIII lavished money on fabulous tapestries and paintings which can still be seen in this Historic Royal Palace today. However, its elegance and romance is owed much to the Baroque buildings commissioned by William III and Mary II who resided in the palace at the end of the 17th Century.

This Historic Royal Palace remains one of the most important Tudor buildings in existence, and its exquisite Astronomical Clock is a magnificent source of inspiration for this Halcyon Days collection. The intricate design of the clock face is featured on 100% silk scarves, English fine bone china mugs and coasters, a hand painted enamel bangle, trinket box and musical box.