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A special exhibition for the
Summer Opening of the State Rooms,
Buckingham Palace, 2006
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The Royal Collection © 2008,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
RCIN 200119

Cream silk gown with embroidery in gold and pearls

Norman Hartnell

Worn by Princess Elizabeth for official portraits taken at Clarence House by Yousuf Karsh prior to the Tour of Canada, October 1951.

Detail of the embroidery on the skirt  Photograph by Yousuf Karsh   For Princess Elizabeth's Tour of Canada and the United States, 1951