After this week, perhaps not every little girl dreams of being a princess. But the long dresses, glittering crowns and lavish lifestyle still lure in many. Find out what life was really like for crowned children at Kew Palace, home of the 18th century royal family. Their amazing beds are ornate and the traces of gothic wallpaper are grand, although the family derided the place as ‘damp’ when they lived there. Children under 16 go free, although you need to buy a ticket to Kew Gardens to gain entrance (which is no hardship, as they are beautiful to wander around).