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Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at the Bal Costumé of 12 May 1842


RCIN 404540

For the ball at Buckingham Palace in 1842, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were dressed as the fourteenth-century monarch Edward III and his beloved consort, Queen Philippa of Hainault. The costumes were based on tomb effigies, although Queen Victoria maintains the fashionable Victorian hourglass silhouette.

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