Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from the Queen's Wardrobe at Buckingham Palace


A display of dresses - Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016
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Admire beautiful outfits from the Queen’s wardrobe and discover how royal fashion has changed over ten decades in Buckingham Palace’s summer exhibition. Read More


Celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday with a look at her sense of style over the decades, as Buckingham Palace puts on its summer exhibition Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe.

Discover how the Queen has dressed over the years in the largest ever exhibit of the outfits that have marked her private life and the official events she attended, from childhood to the present day.

Buckingham Palace, the setting of many family and state occasions, offers the perfect location for a display of unique royal fashion, jewellery and accessories. You’ll have a chance to see ceremonial and military wear as well as garments especially created for weddings and christenings, including special items from the Queen’s wedding and coronation.

Highlights include Princess Elizabeth’s white christening robe, a gown worn by royal babies since 1841; a cream dress and purple velvet robe which the future queen wore at her parent's coronation in 1937; the peach-coloured dress in which Queen Elizabeth II appeared to jump out of a helicopter at the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics; as well as some of the monarch’s famous brightly coloured ensembles, including the vivid green outfit from this year’s Trooping the Colour.

This exhibition is included in the ticket price of the palace’s Summer Opening, when you can explore the lavish state rooms as well as the fine art and ornaments on display within the Queen’s official residence.

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