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Grand Vestibule: The British Monarchy and the World

The Grand Vestibule at Windsor Castle reflects interaction between the monarchy and the wider world


Doll in traditional Korean costume


RCIN 66011

This doll wears traditional Korean dress known as hanbok. For women, the hanbok consists of jeogori, a blouse or a jacket, and chima, a wrap-around full skirt. Hanbok are usually made in vibrant colours and can be adorned with decorative embroidery, as is the case in this example. The doll was a gift to The Queen in February 1953 from students at Ehwa Womans University in Seoul. At that time, the university was serving as a hospital for wounded British and American soldiers during the Korean War (1950–53).

The Queen later visited the Ehwa Womans University in Seoul during the State Visit to the Republic of Korea in 1999. It is the largest university in the world exclusively for women, and currently has over 19,000 students.

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