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Friday 28th November 2014
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Why is one Kensington Gardens gate a different colour?

Question

One of the southern gates to Kensington Gardens is painted a rusty colour, which is used as an undercoat, but all other gates and railings are painted black. So why isn’t that one?
Peter, Bromley

Answer

** Half-definitive **
Name: Kim, St Paul’s Cray
Qualification: My friend wondered the same and found out the right answer
Answer: When Prince Albert died, the Queen had all the gates and railings painted black. But they decided to paint one gate back to the previous colour, which was that rusty brown.
(James O’Brien: That’s half an answer, so you only get half a round of applause. Why did they paint only that gate?)

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