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A special exhibition for the
Summer Opening of the State Rooms,
Buckingham Palace, 2006
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Exhibition highlights

Photographic Portraits of The Queen: 
Photograph by Yousuf Karsh   For Princess Elizabeth's Tour of Canada and the United States, 1951 Photograph by Baron, 1957 Photograph by Cecil Beaton   For the Marriage of Princess Margaret, 1960 Photograph by Cecil Beaton  The White Drawing Room, Buckingham Palace, 1968 Photograph by Cecil Beaton, 1968

A selection of the eighty dresses on display: 
Black velvet and silk dress with deep décolleté and full skirt White dress embroidered with national emblems Cream silk gown with embroidery in gold and pearls Gold lamé and white lace one-shoulder gown with draped panel of lace falling from the left shoulder Cream silk gown with gold looped heavy embroidery around neckline and over skirt Cream crinoline gown with blue embroidery Cream silk gown with straps and full skirt with lattice and foliate beaded embroidery Grey satin dress with full skirt embroidered with gold bugle and grey beads and crystals Pale blue dress with cherry blossom embroidery and pink satin bows Lime green gown with crinoline skirt heavily embroidered with beads and sequins Evening dress of turquoise ribbed silk and lace w bolero and belt Pale blue and white faille dress embroidered w white china beads White crêpe shift with all-over diagonal stripes of silver lame and sequin embroidery Tangerine and pink floral lace dress with straps and full skirt, embroidered all over with iridescent sequins Bright green silk shift with green sequin embroidery Turquoise blue shift with blue beading and sequin dots Emerald green silk shift with sequin embroidery Sequin dress in lattice design Turquoise silk sleeveless shift with silver floral embroidery on bodice and hem White crêpe shift with yellow beaded embroidery around sweetheart neckline Sleeveless, long silver dress White silk shift with horizontal zig-zag design in pearls and sequins Pale blue shift with all over beading in floral design Cream silk shift with gold tassel embroidery in tiers Yellow silk chiffon dress with draped long-sleeves Short-sleeved yellow shift with flared skirt, panels of foliate pearl and bead embroidery Cream chiffon skirt with bodice embroidered with poppies Pale pink long-sleeved shift with lines of diamanté embroidery and sprays of pink crystal peonies

The Vladimir Tiara, Russia, <i>c</i>.1890 Aquamarine and diamond tiara Ruby and diamond necklace The Delhi Durbar Necklace Emerald and diamond choker Diamond and platinum necklace Diamond necklace and bracelet Aquamarine and diamond necklace The Lover’s Knot Brooch Emerald and diamond pendant brooch Emerald and diamond brooch The Cullinan V brooch The Cullinan VI and VIII brooch Emerald and diamond pendant brooch Sapphire, diamond, emerald, amethyst and ruby brooch The Flower Basket Brooch Pink and blue sapphire, diamond and ruby brooch The Williamson Diamond brooch Aquamarine and diamond brooch The 'County of Cornwall' bracelet, 1893 Emerald, diamond, platinum and gold bracelet Sapphire and diamond bracelet Gold, platinum, sapphire, diamond and ruby bracelet Aquamarine and diamond bracelet Pair of emerald and diamond earrings Pair of aquamarine and diamond clips Pair of aquamarine and diamond earrings

The Queen's Garter Badge The Queen's cameo and enamel Garter Badge The Queen's Garter Star