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The iconic outfits worn by The Queen at her Platinum Jubilee


Royal Collection Trust / All Rights Reserved. Photographer David Cheskin.

Both of The Queen’s historic outfits from her Platinum Jubilee will be on display this summer at the Palace of Holyrood. 

For Her Majesty’s first Platinum Jubilee appearance, at Trooping the Colour, she wore a powder blue dress and coat that features a white and silver petal design around the collar and the front, designed by The Queen’s dressmaker, Angela Kelly. She also wore a coordinating wide-brimmed hat and white gloves. She accessorised with her beloved pearl necklace and Cullinan V brooch, a striking diamond brooch set in platinum.

Notably, she also wore the dress and coat for her official Platinum Jubilee portrait released the day before her Jubilee celebrations began.

The Queen again appeared on the balcony after the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on the final day of the weekend of festivities, choosing a striking green ensemble for her appearance. The green crepe wool dress and coat were designed by Stewart Parvin, with the matching hat designed by royal favourite Rachel Trevor-Morgan. The green headpiece featured a black pom-pom to add contrast to the look. She choose to wear her pearl necklace again, and the Dorset Bow Brooch.

The Royal Collection Trust exhibition at Holyrood opened on Sunday 3 July and will be open until Sunday 25 September. The Platinum outfits will be on display with several other Jubilee ensembles.  

The Royal Collection Trust has three exhibitions in honour of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The exhibition at Buckingham Palace is looking at The Queen’s Accession and the beginning of her reign. At Windsor Castle, the exhibition will focus on The Queen’s 1953 Coronation. And at Holyrood, different items and pieces from all of Her Majesty’s Jubilees will be on display. 

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