Apr 29, 2011

Conserving Royal Wedding Dresses

This article at http://www.victorianamagazine.com/royalty/Royal_Wedding_Dress.htmltalks about "the wedding dresses belonging to Princess Charlotte (1816), Queen Victoria (1840), Alexandra of Denmark (1863), Princess Mary of Teck (1893), Princess Margaret (1960) and Princess Alexandra of Kent (1963)" with many interesting details and some very good photographs. Another article was on the BBC recently http://tinyurl.com/6cm6geu with more background information.

Queen Victoria's wedding dress (1840) - The silk satin wedding dress worn by Queen Victoria in 1840, when she married Albert Saxe-Coburg, is prepared by a conservator for conservation work to begin. Victoria popularized the white wedding dresses, and this simply, yet elegant wedding dress will be displayed at Kensington Palace from March 2012 as part of the ‘Victoria Revealed’ permanent exhibition at Kensington Palace, when Historic Royal Palaces’ £12 million major project to redevelop and transform the palace is complete. © The Royal Collection/Historic Royal Palace.

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