I went for a quick trip around Kensington Palace the other day, it was lovely. Many of the rooms are kept very dark, almost to the point where it is difficult to see! The more important the artifact the darker it was, and of course no flash photography was allowed, this made photographing Queen Victoria’s mourning dress which was black quite tricky, her writing set for some reason was in an even darker area, which was trickier still.
Just a few snaps of my lovely afternoon.
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Very nice! Is that a wedding dress midway down the pictures?
I think so, but I’m not sure – helpful I know, I didn’t see a label, but it was that dark in the room it was difficult to see anything!
There are several wedding portraits that show a dress different to this even to my untrained eye. They don’t have the embroidery, they do have sleeves. However, she is known to have made changes to the original and dress up for portraits and photographs, so maybe this is the final result. The original dress is held at KP, but have not found the description of this one.
Yes your right thank you Barry. I have found this, A never before seen dress made for and worn by Queen Victoria is now on display in the Victoria Revealed exhibition at Kensington Palace. The cream silk satin dress, with intricate embroidery, was given to the young Queen in the 1850s by the wife John Gregory Crace.