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Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection

Containing over 10,000 items, the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection is a Designated collection of national and international importance, cared for by Historic Royal Palaces.

Queen Victoria's Petticoat takes a bath

In our previous post we learned about the condition of Queen Victoria's petticoat. Today I want to focus on the yellow look of the cotton and the staining. The question: to clean or not to clean?

A history of royal weddings

From Queen Victoria to the modern royals

Queen Victoria's petticoat wrapped up!

In the last post we saw how Queen Victoria's petticoat has been conserved. It is now stable enough to be displayed and enjoyed by our visitors! However, for the time being, the petticoat will be carefully packed and stored within our Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection.

Crown to Couture Curators Picks

Crown to Couture exhibition curator Claudia Acott Williams explores the stories behind some of her favourite modern pieces in the exhibition.

Royal lace: the wedding dress of Diana, Princess of Wales

The ivory taffeta wedding dress designed for Diana, Princess of Wales, remains an iconic garment in royal wedding dress history, with the bodice of the dress featuring a piece of antique Carrick-ma-cross lace that once belonged to King Charles III’s great-grandmother, Queen Mary.

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Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection

Containing over 10,000 items, the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection is a Designated collection of national and international importance, cared for by Historic Royal Palaces.

Queen Victoria's Petticoat takes a bath

In our previous post we learned about the condition of Queen Victoria's petticoat. Today I want to focus on the yellow look of the cotton and the staining. The question: to clean or not to clean?

Queen Victoria's petticoat wrapped up!

In the last post we saw how Queen Victoria's petticoat has been conserved. It is now stable enough to be displayed and enjoyed by our visitors! However, for the time being, the petticoat will be carefully packed and stored within our Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection.

Crown to Couture Curators Picks

Crown to Couture exhibition curator Claudia Acott Williams explores the stories behind some of her favourite modern pieces in the exhibition.

Royal lace: the wedding dress of Diana, Princess of Wales

The ivory taffeta wedding dress designed for Diana, Princess of Wales, remains an iconic garment in royal wedding dress history, with the bodice of the dress featuring a piece of antique Carrick-ma-cross lace that once belonged to King Charles III’s great-grandmother, Queen Mary.

Creating Crown to Couture

Behind the scenes at Kensington Palace's largest ever exhibition