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Sir Norman Hartnell (1901-79)

Hat, coat and day dress 1970

Wool crêpe with applied contrasting cream-coloured bands; fine straw, silk and grosgrain | RCIN 250017

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Worn for the bicentennial celebrations of the discovery of Australia, 1970. During a six-week tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1970 The Queen wore this ensemble of princess-line day dress and coat in the national colour of Australia – yellow, trimmed with bands of white. The coordinating hat is covered with loosely-woven white ribbon terminating in a streamer.