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A History of Coronation Dress

Caroline de Guitaut in conversation with Dr Susan Kay-Williams

Her Majesty Queen Camilla's Robe of Estate worn for the Coronation 2023
Her Majesty Queen Camilla's Robe of Estate, 2023. Copyright of Royal School of Needlework

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  • Online
  • Next event: Thursday, 27 Jul 2023
    1 upcoming event
  • 19:00 - 20:00
  • £10.00
  • Booking for this event will close at 12:00 on 26 July 2023. This is a digital event facilitated by Zoom. Your link to access this digital event will be sent the day before the event. Please note your ticket is for the device on which you watch the event regardless of the number of people watching on that device (for example, if two people are watching from the same device in the same room, you only need one ticket).
  • Adults

Join Caroline de Guitaut for an exciting exploration of the history of Coronation dress in conversation with Dr Susan Kay-Williams, Chief Executive of the Royal School of Needlework. The Royal School of Needlework have played a crucial part in the creation of Coronation attire since their work creating King Edward VII's exquisite Coronation Mantle in 1902. Caroline and Susan will delve into some of the most beautiful and impressive attire worn at past coronations, including the conservation of the Robe of State of The King and the hand embroidery which adorns the Robe of Estate of the Queen, both worn by Their Majesties during their Coronation earlier this year. Discussions will also include Queen Elizabeth II's Robe of Estate, embroidered by The Royal School of Needlework in a total of 3,500 hours from February to April 1953. Our experts will discuss the exceptional craftmanship involved in specific elements of the various types of dress used during this most special occasion.

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