As well as her grace, decorum and record-breaking reign, the Queen is well known for her sense of fashion. A lover of bright colours, the monarch has been spotted in every shade in the rainbow during her 70-year reign, and continues this trend to this very day.
In her Platinum Jubilee year, it’s perfectly fitting that an exhibition dedicated entirely to Her Majesty’s jubilee style has been unveiled for the public.
Taking place at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, the exhibition will host a display of items pertaining to all of the Queen’s previous Jubilees. This will include the Queen’s jubilee fashion choices, including outfits worn by Her Majesty at her previous Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees, such as a fetching pink silk crepe and chiffon dress, coat and hat ensemble that she wore for the Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral in 1977 marking the 25th anniversary of The Queen’s Accession (seen above).
Also in display with be the outfits worn by the Queen for her two appearances on the Buckingham Palace balcony during the recent Platinum Jubilee weekend – including the pale blue ensemble she wore for the salute and flypast during the Trooping the Colour ceremony on 2 June and the dashing vivid green outfit the monarch wore on the day of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on 5 June.
The exhibition will also give visitors the chance to see up close a selection of gifts and ceremonial objects relating to The Queen’s official engagements in Scotland throughout her 70-year reign.
The Queen’s jubilee fashion exhibition opened on 3 July and will run every day until 25 September 2022. Tickets starts at £17.50 and are available to purchase online.
Well, we’ll take that as our sign to go and book a trip to Edinburgh this summer!