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Swedish royal wedding dresses exhibit can be viewed in virtual reality

Last year several royal wedding dresses of the Swedish Royal Family were on display, and the exhibition was very successful. Now those who weren’t able to see the exhibit will be able to visit the display in virtual reality.

Last year in honour of the 40th wedding anniversary of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, an exhibition was organised in which several royal wedding dresses went on display. People could see the wedding dresses of Queen Silvia, Princess Lilian, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine and Princess Sofia at the Royal Palace. The display proved to be very popular.

Princess Madeleine’s wedding gown. Photo: Sanna Argus Tirén,

The expo was filmed in 3D and in 360 degrees which have made it possible to create the expo in virtual reality. The exhibition “Royal Wedding Dresses 1976-2015” in VR can be seen from close-by and also includes a guided tour. Those who visit the Royal Palace of Stockholm from 20 February until 4 March, can try the VR-app in the Rikssalen or Hall of State.

There is even good news for those who can’t travel to Sweden to see the exhibition in virtual reality. The VR-app is also available for download via the Oculus store. The app can also be purchased in English.

It is the first time the Swedish Royal Court works with virtual reality. “It’s amazing how you can use the technology to help you move in the room and see the details of the wedding dresses,” says Helena Chreisti of the Royal Court’s department of public activities. The use of VR technology is a step for the Royal Palace to document the exhibition so that it can live on and reach more visitors.

Last year the royal wedding dresses exhibit was opened under a lot of media attention by Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Sofia. Princess Madeleine had to cancel last minute as her children were ill.

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