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Historic Royal Palaces hosts online talk to mark new 'Royal Style in the Making' exhibition

On Wednesday 9 June, Historic Royal Palaces held an online talk in conjunction with their new exhibition, Royal Style in the Making. The talk highlighted the five garments included in the exhibition and behind the scenes and historical information about royal fashion. Co-Chief Curator for Historic Royal Palaces, Lucy Worsley, hosted the talk, where curator Matthew Storey, designer David…
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David Emanuel, Diana’s wedding dress designer, describes working with his ‘sweet as pie’ royal client

One of the designers of Diana, Princess of Wales’s wedding dress is looking back fondly at his “sweet as pie” royal client as the world’s most famous wedding dress is prepared for public display for the first time in 20 years. In a wide-ranging and exclusive interview with The Guardian, David Emanuel, revealed that Diana’s dress, created nearly 40 years ago, “comes back in a flash…
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Fashion Favourite: Empress Eugenie and Charles Frederick Worth

Royals and fashion have gone hand in hand for centuries. In 1574 under Queen Elizabeth I, Parliament passed an act dictating who could wear what colours and textiles based on their social status. The preferences of the king and queen have long dictated what is in fashion for society. This Fashion Favourites series will look at some of the most fashionable royals and their favourite designers…
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Up close with royal fashion: Kate's wedding lace

The Duchess of Cambridge’s 2011 wedding dress is one of the most celebrated royal wedding dresses of modern history. When she emerged from that Rolls-Royce Phantom with her father, the world immediately rushed to find any information possible about the dress. And although the dress was dissected by royal watchers and media alike, some elements drew more attention than others. In particular…
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