I turned detective this weekend when I visited the new exhibition at Kensington Palace.
The case, whether I choose to take it or not, was to find the names of the seven princesses who once lived in the Palace using clues found in the court.
Starting in the Room of Beginnings I was led through a series of themed rooms where I heard quarrelling, songs and saw dancing shadows. I examined historic treasures, mysterious artefacts, coded poems and a series of light installations by Vivienne Westwood, Boudicca, William Tempest and milliner Stephen Jones. Their purpose to help me to discover the harrowing stories of the princesses.
I questioned The Explainers (knowledgeable palace staff) who were able to provide some background knowledge on past events but I found myself being distracted by the toy soldiers in the Gallery of War and Play and the beautiful dresses in the room of Dancing Princesses.
As I entered the last room I was much closer to the truth, however could only name a pitiful two princesses before the case was solved for me.
The Enchanted Palace is a temporary exhibit whilst building works take place at the palace. Tickets cost from £11.50 for adults.