Tales from the Royal Wardrobe
From the Duchess of Cambridge’s engagement dress to Lady Diana’s wedding gown, the world has a well-documented obsession with contemporary royal fashion. But the power of clothes to project a message has long been understood by our royals. Peel back the layers of monarch’s outfits past and present to reveal how fashion has been used by Kings and Queens to reflect their power during their reign.
Today, few people’s clothes attract as much attention as those of the British royal family, but this is not a modern day paparazzi inspired obsession. As Dr. Lucy Worsley (Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces) reveals, the most successful British monarchs have always known the importance of, and powerful message their wardrobes have projected to the outer world.