Thursday, 1 September 2011

Buckingham Palace, Faberge and a Wedding Dress

This summer there have been two special exhibitions at Buckingham Palace. One is of items from the Royal Collection of Faberge. Absolutely exquisite. I could have spend hours looking at them. Some of those wonderful Easter eggs, miniature furniture, animals, cigarette cases - almost anything you can think of.

The other exhibit is THE wedding dress of the year. That worn by Kate Middleton when, in April, she married Prince William and became the Duchess of Cambridge.

Seeing it on display is the only way to get the full impact of the beauty - and the delicate handiwork - of this gown. Magazine pictures just don't do it justice. Delicate hand-made lace attached to the fabric with miniscule stitches, the buttons down the back and - the matching shoes.

Buckingham Palace and these two exhibitions are open the public until 3rd October, 2011.

A very good idea to save queuing and, of course, to make sure you get in is to pre-book via

The King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery
riding past Buckingham Palace.

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