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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Shades of Anne Boleyn

In a manner bound to bring memories of many page-turners set in tumultuous Tudor times, Kate Middleton’s wedding dress is being exhibited on a headless mannequin.

The Alexander MQueen-designed dress is being shown on a headless mannequin in the ballroom at Buck Palace. The tiara and veil the Duchess wore at her wedding are suspended, halo-like, above it.

How ghostly can you get! And none less that Her Majesty the Queen agrees. She reportedly described the set-up as “creepy” during a private tour of the exhibit. She was also heard to utter the words “horrible” and “horrid.”

Surely the shades of remote beheaded ancestors were listening. And nodding – if they could.


Vanda Symon said...

Heads will roll!

Dale said...

I saw a royal wedding dress display at Kensington Palace about 12 years ago - they were on ordinary faceless model forms to the best of my recollection. And Princess Margaret's wedding dress was for years displayed among a few royal dresses at the Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood, again uninhabited. But I do think that the current display of Kate's dress, with the spooky lighting, looks like a scene from Doctor Who.