The Royal coronation dress

7 January 2013

Photo: Royal Collection.

Excitingly, the Royal Collection has just announced that as well as the frankly fabulous In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion exhibition, the gorgeous dress and robes worn by the Queen at her Coronation in June 1953 will be on display at Buckingham Palace as part of its summer opening as part of a special exhibition to mark the fiftieth anniversary of that event.

The exhibition will also include dresses worn by her maids of honour as well as outfits and uniforms worn by other members of the royal family plus works of art connected with the Coronation.

Photo: Royal Collection.

I went to the summer opening of Buckingham Palace last year and had a wonderful time so I’d definitely recommend going along if you happen to be in London between the 3rd of August and 29th of September. Remember to book tickets in advance though as it is seriously popular and they don’t usually have tickets available to buy on the day. Also, once you’ve bought a ticket it is valid for a whole year if you get it stamped on the way out.

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