The Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection

Items from the collection

Items from the collection

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Treasures from the collection

The Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection is a Designated collection of national and international importance, cared for by Historic Royal Palaces.

Here are some items from the collection.


Conservation of Queen Victoria's silk satin shoes

In 2019, Queen Victoria's silk satin boots were put on display at Kensington Palace as part of the Victoria, Woman and Crown exhibition. Textile Conservator Rosie Chamberlin meticulously worked on these rare, delicate items to get them ready for display.