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Queen's wardrobe opens to public

By Hilary Duncanson

Published 09/04/2016

An evening dress of embroidered duchess satin designed by Norman Hartnell
An evening dress of embroidered duchess satin designed by Norman Hartnell
1852: Queen Victoria of Great Britain (1819 - 1901)
Dress worn at the wedding of Princess Margaret
Silk-velvet dress worn byQueen Victoria 1835-7, an early example of tartan in royal dress
an evening dress of embroidered duchesse satin designed by Norman Hartnell and worn by The Queen with a sash of Royal Stewart tartan for the Gillies Ball at Balmoral Castle in 1971

The largest display of the Queen's dresses and accessories to be shown in Scotland will open this month to mark the monarch's 90th birthday.

Fashioning A Reign: 90 Years Of Style From The Queen's Wardrobe will open at Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, on April 21.

The show will focus on significant events in the Queen's life, her support of British craft and design, and tartan in royal dress.

An outfit worn by Queen Victoria will also be displayed as an early example of such tartan.

The exhibition is one of three on a similar theme taking place around the UK this year. The display will be followed by shows at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.

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