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To celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's official birthday later this week, AOL Travel has partnered with short-break specialist SuperBreak to offer one lucky reader the chance to go 'behind-the-ropes' at Buckingham Palace and the Royal Mews, complete with an overnight stay at the four-star Mercure London Greenwich Hotel*.
With the celebrations for this landmark event in British history already underway, there hasn't been a better time to visit the palace and experience its grandeur and significance in person. This exciting package will grant you and a guest access to everything, from the impressive State Rooms to the stables, special exhibition, garden café and more.
Home to a vast collection of the carriages used by the Queen during her reign, you will start your day at the Royal Mews where you can admire the intricacy and detail of the state vehicles used for royal occasions such as state visits, weddings and the State Opening of Parliament.
With carriages including the iconic Gold State Coach and the Diamond Jubilee State Coach that was used during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations on full display, you will be amazed at the magnificence of these vehicles that stand before you. Your visit to the Mews wouldn't be complete without a stop at the stables, where the Windsor Greys and Cleveland Bays that lead the carriages on these occasions are trained to be so regal.
Once you've seen all that there is to see at the Royal Mews, you'll head over to the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace for a glimpse of what it's like to be a royal visitor as these rooms are used extensively by the Queen and the Royal Family to receive and entertain their guests on state, ceremonial and official events.
As you wander from room to room, be sure to take in your surroundings and enjoy the paintings by Van Dyck and Canaletto, the sculpture by Canova, the exquisite Sèvres porcelain and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world.
If that wasn't enough, you'll also get the chance to be one of the few that see the special exhibition Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe, which sees the Queen's wedding and coronation dresses displayed together for the first time ever.
Before returning to your hotel to enjoy a night in equally lavish accommodation at the four-star Mercure London Greenwich Hotel, the Garden Café at Buckingham Palace is a lovely place to sit back, relax and look out across the famous lawn.
SuperBreak offers a range of packages for access to royal residences around the country including Holyrood House, Windsor Castle, Clarence House and more. Visit superbreak.com or call 0800 042 0288 for more information and to book.
*Prize redeemable on select dates only.
For your chance to win a royal break in London, submit your details in the form below before 14 June 2016.