Queen's dresses go on show in NI
Some of the stunning dresses worn by the Queen have gone on display at Hillsborough Castle, Her Majesty's official residence in Northern Ireland.
Thursday, 02 August 2012
In white, champagne and gold, they have been specifically chosen for this exhibition as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
They were all made to be worn by the Queen for formal state occasions and are normally kept at Buckingham Palace or Balmoral.
The display, which runs until the end of this month, opens on Saturday.
Secretary of State Owen Paterson welcomed it, saying: "In this special Diamond Jubilee Year, it is a great privilege to display a number of Her Majesty's glamorous gowns for the public touring Hillsborough Castle to admire during the month of August.
"Visitors will also have the opportunity to view other exclusive permanent Jubilee exhibits including two specially commissioned paintings of Hillsborough Castle, a Bronze Bust by Alexander Stoddart of "Ossian" the legendary Scottish- Irish bard and the new Jubilee Garden."