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May 2010 - London England
Kensington Palace has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century, and is the official London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke and Duchess of Kent and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.
Queen Victoria sculpted by her daughter Princess Louise.
I snapped a few photos before being told sternly that no photos were allowed.
The lion and unicorn holding the Hanoverian coat of arms on top of the gate piers are made of Coade Stone. Coade stone is an artificial stone and is, in fact, a ceramic. More durable and weather resistant than natural stone, it was used extensively by leading architects of the day, such as Robert Adam, for delicate and detailed exterior decoration. The Coade factory in Lambeth was run by Eleanor Coade.
Images and information below found at My Luscious Life.