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Queen Elizabeth II News: Iconic Outfits To Be Displayed At Buckingham Palace

Queen Elizabeth II News: Iconic Outfits To Be Displayed At Buckingham Palace
Queen Elizabeth II, wearing a crown and a white fur-trimmed cloak, next to Prince Philip, in uniform, ca. 1950 Library and Archives Canada / Flickr cc


Queen Elizabeth II News: Iconic Outfits To Be Displayed At Buckingham Palace

Some of the iconic outfits of Queen Elizabeth II will be displayed at an exhibition to celebrate her 90th birthday at Buckingham Palace on July 23.

Royal fans will get a glimpse of her huge wardrobe –the style icon’s most-treasured outfits from her childhood to the present day. The exhibition is reportedly one of her biggest display ever of public collection of her possessions, featuring 150 of her favorite outfits.

The exhibition is titled “Fashioning A Reign: 90 Years of Style from the Queen’s Wardrobe.” Buckingham Palace gave an exclusive preview of the display on Tuesday. The exhibition will chart significant events in her life through the contents of her wardrobe.

The Buckingham Palace exhibition is the second of three exhibitions showcasing the queen’s favorite outfits. It is a part of the annual summer opening of the State Rooms at the palace, Hello reports.

The significant events of the nonagenarian royal’s life that have been represented in the exhibition include Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding to Prince Philip, her coronation and official state visits, People reports.

The gowns and dresses created by Queen Elizabeth II’s designers like Sir Norman Hartnell, Sir Hardly Amies and Ian Thomas feature in the exhibition. The collection features a dress and matching coat by Angela Kelly, worn by the royal for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in April 2011. This dress is on display for the first time.

It also features a pale blue and gold evening dress worn by the queen on a state visit to the Netherlands in 1958. This apart, a turquoise silk shift dress with silver floral embroidery designed by Amies also forms a part of the exhibition. Besides all the glamorous outfits of the queen, there is also a uniform that Elizabeth wore while serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) during the Second World War.

The first collection of the queen’s outfits was featured at the Queen’s Scottish residence, the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. It had tartans and was displayed in April. The final exhibit will take place at Windsor Castle in September.


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