The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Destination Afloat - SU­SAN KUROSAWA

IT seems there is no such thing as too much cov­er­age for royal baby Ge­orge, and Visit Bri­tain has de­vised a list of fam­ily-friendly tour­ing sug­ges­tions with re­gal con­nec­tions. In­cluded are the pub­lic ar­eas and exhibitions at Lon­don’s Kens­ing­ton Palace, where the Duke of Cam­bridge and Prince Harry grew up and where young Ge­orge will take his first steps; nearby is the Diana Me­mo­rial Play­ground, in­spired by JM Bar­rie’s Peter Pan sto­ries. Un­til Septem­ber 29, parts of Buck­ing­ham Palace are open to vis­i­tors and this year there’s an ex­hi­bi­tion to cel­e­brate the Queen’s coro­na­tion in 1953. The Queen and the royal fam­ily usu­ally spend their Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tions in Nor­folk, at their San­dring­ham es­tate, which is open to the pub­lic and fea­tures good pic­nick­ing ter­ri­tory; Ed­in­burgh’s Palace of Holy­rood­house is an eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble and in­ter­ac­tive op­tion to ex­plore royal his­tory — ju­niors are in­vited to dress up like a king or queen as part of school hol­i­day ac­tiv­i­ties. More: visitbri­tain.com.

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