The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)

Royal robes revealed in Glamis display

Queen loans rare regalia for unique 80th anniversar­y exhibition

- GrahaM brown gbrown@thecourier.co.uk

A spectacula­r display of royal robes has been unveiled at the childhood home of the Queen Mother, 80 years to the day since the coronation of King George VI and Elizabeth of Glamis.

Dresses, robes and coronets worn during the Westminste­r Abbey ceremony of May 12 1937 have been loaned by the Queen for an exhibition set to draw thousands to the Angus landmark.

Mary, Dowager Countess of Strathmore opened the exhibition, welcoming guests including Lord Airlie, who was a page that day – one of the last surviving members of the procession.

The display includes beautiful gowns worn by the Queen Mother, princesses Elizabeth and Margaret, as well as the robes worn by the 14th Earl and Countess of Strathmore.

Castle general manager Tommy Baxter said: “So many people have come together to make this exhibition something special and it is very fitting to celebrate the 80th anniversar­y of such a significan­t historic event at the childhood home of the Queen Mother, who was crowned that day as Queen Consort alongside her husband King George VI.

“The items are the Queen’s personal property and it is with her direct permission that they will be on display here at Glamis until the end of October.”

 ?? Picture: Kris Miller. ?? The ceremonial robes at Glamis.
Picture: Kris Miller. The ceremonial robes at Glamis.

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