Inside The Queen's Royal Wardrobe

A new exhibition examines how The Queen dresses with care and caution

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Queen Elizabeth II standing in the White Drawing Room, Buckingham Palace. Official portrait by Cecil Beaton, 1968. Picture / Royal Collection Trust

Norman Hartnell evening dress worn by The Queen with a sash of Royal Stewart tartan for the Gillies Ball at Balmoral Castle in 1971. Picture / Royal Collection Trust

Sandra Murray coat and purple and green Isle of Skye tartan shawl woven on the Island of Lewis, worn by The Queen for the official opening of the Scottish Parliament on 1 July 1999. Picture / Royal Collection Trust

Princess Elizabeth's wedding dress, 1947, Norman Hartnell. Picture / Royal Collection Trust

The vivid green ensemble by Stewart Parvin worn by The Queen to Trooping the Colour, the official celebration of Her Majesty's 90th birthday in June 2016. Picture / Royal Collection Trust

Ian Thomas dress worn by The Queen in 1980 to meet Pope John Paul II at the Vatican. Picture / Royal Collection Trust

Norman Hartnell evening gown worn at the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh, during the State Visit of King Olav of Norway in 1962. Picture / Royal Collection Trust

Norman Hartnell evening dress, worn by The Queen at a reception in New Zealand during her first Commonwealth tour in 1953-54. Picture / Royal Collection Trust

Norman Hartnell ensemble worn by The Queen to the wedding of Princess Anne to Captain Mark Phillips, 14 November 1973. Picture / Royal Collection Trust

Woven silk-velvet dress worn by Queen Victoria in 1835, an early example of tartan in royal dress. Picture / Royal Collection Trust

The Queen's Coronation dress by Norman Hartnell, 1953. Picture / Royal Collection Trust

Coats worn by Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret for an official visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse with their parents King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, 1937. Picture / Royal Collection Trust

John Anderson evening dress worn by The Queen for the Commonwealth Heads of Government reception held at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in 1997. Picture / Royal Collection Trust

Norman Hartnell gown worn by The Queen in 1957 during her visit to the United States of America as a guest of President Eisenhower. Picture / Royal Collection Trust

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