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Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall to become the Patron of Fulham Palace

We are very pleased to announce that Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall is to become our Patron.

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall was previously guest of honour at a Tudor themed dinner held in the Great Hall at Fulham Palace in October 2016.  As the Palace was the historic home of the Bishop of London, this continues a long tradition of receiving royal guests. It is known that Queen Elizabeth I visited Fulham Palace on at least two occasions and dined in the very same Great Hall.

Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cornwall joins us at a crucial period in our history, as we embark on a major restoration project, “Discovering the Bishop of London’s Palace at Fulham”. The project will restore the iconic Tudor Quadrangle, bring key historic rooms such as the 15th century Great Hall back to life, introduce innovative interpretation and exhibitions, improve access around the botanical gardens and replant historic varieties of plants first grown in Europe here at Fulham Palace.

The £3.8 million restoration project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) with a £1.88 million grant, and work will begin on site at the end of 2017.  The restoration and interpretation will be completed by spring 2019, with final landscaping expected to finish by early 2020. We are actively fundraising to raise the match funding needed in order to deliver the restoration project alongside funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  Thanks to the generous support of a number of trusts, foundations and individuals, we are now only £245,000 away from raising all of the match funding needed for the project to go ahead as planned.

Our recent crowdfunding campaign has contributed towards this shortfall raising over £15,000 towards our community archaeology dig taking place this month.

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall to become the Patron of Fulham Palace
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall to become the Patron of Fulham Palace
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall to become the Patron of Fulham Palace
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