THREE’S A ROYAL CHARM: To mark Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday, three exhibits will be mounted in each of her royal residences next year.
“Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe,” will be the largest display of the monarch’s royal outfits to date. The exhibition will mark notable events in her life and will feature more than 150 outfits including dresses, jewelry and accessories including pieces designed by Norman Hartnell, Hardy Amies and Ian Thomas.
The showcase will start off at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh on the Queen’s birthday — April 21. The exhibit will travel to London and will be held at the Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace in August and at Windsor Castle in September.
The exhibit at each of the residences will mount and highlight looks that reflect the historical moments of the longest reigning monarch. At Buckingham Palace, where family and state events take place, a collection of ensembles from the Twenties to recent date will be on display including royal couture, ceremonial and military dress including attire worn at family functions, royal tours and state visits. Meanwhile at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the exhibit will explore tartan in royal dress and the display at Windsor Castle will feature evening gowns and day ensembles worn at official events.