As speculation continues as to the design of Catherine Middleton’s wedding dress, a precious collection of historic royal wedding dresses worn by royal brides over the last 200 years have just undergone over 1000 hours of conservation treatment by conservators from Historic Royal Palaces. The wedding dresses belonging to Princess Charlotte (1816), Queen Victoria (1840), Alexandra of Denmark (1863), Princess Mary of Teck (1893), Princess Margaret (1960) and Princess Alexandra of Kent (1963) are usually carefully stored at Kensington Palace, however, in anticipation of the royal wedding, Historic Royal Palaces’s curators have offered the world’s media a rare and exclusive opportunity to see these dresses up close, in all their beauty. Read full story. . .
[Image: Wedding dresses belonging to Alexandra of Denmark and Princess Mary of Teck – Alexandra of Denmark’s wedding dress (1863) is displayed (left of picture), whilst a conservator makes sure the long train of Princess Mary of Teck’s wedding dress (1893) is looking its best. © The Royal Collection/Historic Royal Palace]