Queen's Platinum Jubilee outfits go on display in Edinburgh - including these two iconic dresses

The Queen's dresses are on display at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Queen Elizabeth II stands on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following the Platinum Pageant
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The Queen's special Platinum Jubilee outfits have gone on display in Scotland until September - including the elegant blue dress she wore on the Buckingham Palace balcony.


The four-day bank holiday weekend for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee involved lots of royal appearances, and the Queen didn't disappoint with her fashion.

On the first day of the Queen's celebration, as she appeared on the famous balcony, she sported a baby blue dress and matching coat - which featured a pretty diamanté trim - as well as a similar hat.

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The last day of the celebrations also saw the Queen wear a Stewart Parvin green crepe wool dress and coat. She matched her dress with a Rachel Trevor-Morgan green hat and her trusty pearls.

Both these outfits have gone on display, as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, at the Palace of Holyroodhouse - the Queen's Scottish home. 

Her Majesty has spent the week in Scotland - helping to celebrate Holyrood Week. On Thursday the Queen made a wicked joke about a Scottish gift upgrade at Reddendo parade - much to the delight of her fans. 

The Jubilee outfit exhibition marks the end of Holyrood week, giving Scottish fans and tourists the opportunity to get up close and personal with the outfits she wore to celebrate the special long weekend. 

Royals fans will also be able to see the other outfits she wore to celebrate her Silver, Golden, Diamond and Platinum Jubilees - all available to view until the end of September.

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Unfortunately, fans won't be able to see other key items that she was pictured with over the four-day celebration. This includes a family heirloom - her Jubilee bow brooch which has a fascinating history.

The diamond-encrusted bow, which she wore with her green dress ensemble, was handed down to her by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria after they were specially made for her. Queen Victoria used to wear the collection of bows at the same time, but the Queen wears them separately - she even wore another from the collection at Princess Diana's funeral.

The Queen also wowed royal fans on the balcony as she paired her blue coat dress with a marble walking stick as she made a surprise appearance for her Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The walking stick, which was made by Cumbria-based traditional stick maker Dennis Wall, was gifted to her by General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith, chief of the general staff. The walking stick was also engraved with an army crest and a symbol of gratitude from them, which says, “The Army presents its loyal support to THE SOVEREIGN. Platinum Jubilee MCMLII-MMXXII”.

Sarah Finley
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