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A Tribute to HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother 1900 - 2002

1947: State Visit to Africa - the Queen's wardrobe

"DRESSES FOR THE ROYAL TOUR. THE QUEEN'S WARDROBE
.Blue figures largely in the Queen's wardrobe, which has been designed by Norman Hartnell. A navy-blue-crepe dress, trimmed with white pique, contrasts with another in white tweed crepe, trimmed navy-blue with panelled pleating in skirt, and a long navy-blue thin wool coat lined with white pique will be worn with a white and navy hat..

The Queen's evening clothes include a cyclamen crepe ensemble, the dress of which has a short train lightly draped to the hip and held by clusters of cyclamen-pink parma violets.."
Source: The Times, April 25, 1947, p. 4

Attending a garden party

The Royal Family attend a garden party
Source: Illustrated London News, March 8, 1947 p. 225

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