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A peek into Queen Elizabeth's royal wardrobe

2016-07-06 07:00

London — An unprecedented peek into Queen Elizabeth II's royal wardrobe will take place this summer at Buckingham Palace.

As part of the monarch's 90th birthday celebrations, the Royal Collection Trust announced on Monday that visitors will be treated to a special exhibition of the queen's outfits, entitled: Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe.

The exhibition will feature a wide range of clothes from the queen's childhood to the present day, including ball gowns and military regalia. It will also include the outfit designed by Angela Kelly and worn by the queen for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011.

A total of around 150 outfits will be shown, with similar displays taking place at the Palace of Holyroodhouse and at Windsor Castle.

Here are some pictures of what's inside the queen's royal wardrobe:

A conservator attends to five outfits from the Queen's wardrobe.

1. An outfit and hat designed by Angela Kelly worn by The Queen to the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on 29 April 2011.

2. An Auxiliary Territorial Service overalls and cap worn by Princess Elizabeth whilst serving in the wartime ATS.

3. An outfit and hat designed by Sir Norman Hartnell worn by The Queen to the wedding of Princess Anne to Captain Mark Phillips at Westminster Abbey on 14 November 1973.

4. A pale blue and gold evening dress by Sir Norman Hartnell, worn by the Queen on a state visit to The Netherlands in 1958.

5. A turquoise silk shift dress with silver floral embroidery by Hardy Amies.

(Photos: Getty Images)

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