Queen Elizabeth II 90th birthday: Royal fans to get peek into her wardrobe; Kate and Prince William’s wedding menu sells out

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth listens to a speech after unveiling a plaque at The University of Surrey's new School of Veterinary Medicine, Guildford, Britain, October 15, 2015. Reuters/Peter Nicholls

Royal fans will get a peek into Queen Elizabeth II’s wardrobe to mark her 90th birthday in April 2016. The style icon’s most-treasured outfits from her childhood to the present day will go on display in the biggest ever public collection of her possessions. The exhibition will house 150 of her favourite outfits. 

The exhibition titled “Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe” will be spread into three separate displays, Hello reported. The Royal Collection Trust has confirmed that the contents of each exhibition will be selected to match the venue in which they are hosted. The exact pieces to be displayed have not been revealed but they will most likely consist of pieces created by her designers like Sir Norman Hartnell and Sir Hardly Amies.

The exhibition will chart significant events in her life through the contents of her wardrobe. The events including Elizabeth’s wedding to Prince Philip, her coronation and official state visits will also be represented through the exhibits.

The collection will be showcased first with the launch at the Queen’s Scottish residence, the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. The second collection will go on display as a part of the annual summer opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace in August 2016, while the final exhibit will take place at Windsor Castle in September.

Each will be slightly different. At Holyroodhouse, the exhibit will explore tartan outfits. Buckingham Palace will witness a collection of Elizabeth’s ensembles from the 1920s to recent date that will include royal couture, ceremonial and military dress including attire worn at family functions, royal tours and state visits. Meanwhile, the display at Windsor Castle will feature evening gowns and day ensembles worn at official events, USA Today reported.

In another related development, Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding menu has been sold for over more than £800 (1729.35 AUD) at Nate D. Sanders Auction in L.A on Thursday, Hello reported. The British royal couple got married on April 29, 2011. The dinner menu is printed on thick ivory cardstock and features an ornate green ivy border, People reported. 

William and Kate’s menu card is not the only piece of royal wedding memorabilia up for auction this year. In September, a slice of Elizabeth’s 68 year old wedding cake was available to purchase and safe to eat, People reported. 

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