In Pictures: Henry VIII and his wives turn into pumpkins

Hampton Court Palace staff have got creative with their vegetables.

Halloween at Hampton Court Palace
Halloween at Hampton Court Palace

Visitors to Hampton Court Palace will get a history lesson with a difference this half term.

To celebrate Halloween and the palace’s famous former residents, pumpkins have been transformed into royalty to entertain and educate guests.

Halloween at Hampton Court Palace
Palace host Aurora Heimsath with pumpkins bearing the face of Henry VIII and his wives (Steve Parsons/PA)
Halloween at Hampton Court Palace
Corpulent Henry VIII’s face was carved on the heaviest pumpkin
Halloween at Hampton Court Palace
Palace gardener Justine Howlett adds some finishing touches (Steve Parsons/PA)
Halloween at Hampton Court Palace
Henry VIII was famously married six times
Halloween at Hampton Court Palace
The pumpkins will provide a spooky addition to the palace’s Halloween decorations (Steve Parsons/PA)
Halloween at Hampton Court Palace
Henry VIII’s wives were Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard and Katherine Parr (Steve Parsons/PA)
Halloween at Hampton Court Palace
Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard were both executed (Steve Parsons/PA)
Halloween at Hampton Court Palace
Catherine of Aragon and Anne of Cleves were divorced by their husband (Steve Parsons/PA)
Halloween at Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace was built by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, the chief minister of Henry VIII (Steve Parsons/PA)

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