The Royal Chapel was destroyed by the Germans during World War I. There were several hits around the Palace, but the Chapel was the only direct hit where major damage was done to the Palace. The Queen said she could “now look at the East End in the face.” After the war, when life began to return to “normal,” the decision was made to remove the destroyed chapel to be replaced with a public gallery where the Royal Collection could be displayed on a rotating basis. Today, two magnificent exhibitions are organized by the Palace for the public’s pleasure each year. I am in THE QUEEN’S GALLERY at least twice each visit–remember the Palace Gift Shop is a part of the QUEEN’S GALLERY (the best place to buy superb souvenirs). This November, the exhibition is THE RENAISSANCE OF NORTHERN EUROPE. It will be spectacular. Today, I found this amazing article showing the team at the QUEEN’S GALLERY preparing for this exhibition.
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