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Tales from the Royal Wardrobe with Lucy Worsley

Today, few people's clothes attract as much attention as the royal family, but this is not a modern-day Hello magazine-inspired obsession. As Dr Lucy Worsley reveals, it has always been this way. Exploring the royal wardrobes of our kings and queens over the last 400 years, Lucy shows this isn't just a public preoccupation, but our monarchs' as well. From Elizabeth I to our present queen, Lucy believes that the royal wardrobe's significance goes way beyond the cut and colour of the clothing and that royal fashion is, and has always been, regarded as their personal statement to their people. So most monarchs have carefully choreographed every aspect of their wardrobe and, for those who have not, there have sometimes been calamitous consequences.

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1 hour

Last on

Thu 11 Feb 2016 00:00


Role Contributor
PresenterLucy Worsley
ProducerNick Gillam-Smith
DirectorNick Gillam-Smith
Executive ProducerGreg Sanderson
Executive ProducerLionel Mill

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