Exhibition opens today at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday
This brooch will be on display at the first of three special exhibitions, Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe, opens today (Thursday, 21 April) at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on the 90th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen.
The group of outfits, which chart Her Majesty’s life and reign from childhood to the present day, and represent family, official and ceremonial occasions, is the largest display of The Queen’s dress ever shown in Scotland.
For public appearances during childhood, Princess Elizabeth and her sister Princess Margaret often wore formal dress, such as the pink, princess-line coats and matching bonnets in the exhibition. These outfits were worn by the Princesses, aged nine and five respectively, for a Service of Thanksgiving for the Silver Jubilee of their grandparents, King George V and Queen Mary, at St Paul’s Cathedral on 6 May 1935. Princess Elizabeth also wore the coat for an official visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse with their parents King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1937.
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother) in their full Coronation regalia and robes.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth poses with ladies in waiting holding her train / cloak.
Queen in her coronation gown with jewels, King with pages. Shot of gathered Royals including Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II), Princess Margaret and Queen Mary. Various other shots showing off the Coronation robes.