Victoria and Albert Museum
The British Museum and the Victoria and Albert
Worn by Queen Maud of Norway for her Coronation with King Haakon VII (Prince Carl of Denmark & Iceland born Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel) (1872-1957) - 1906. Princess Maud (Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria “Harry”) (1869-1938) of Wales, UK. 5th child of Edward VII (1841-1910) & Alexander of Denmark (1844–1925).
Ceremonial gown, by Norman Hartnell, 1957, at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Designed specially for Queen Elizabeth II's state visit to Paris, April 8-11th, 1957. Decorated with French motifs, including the flowers of France and large gold bees, the emblem of Napoleon. Worn to the state dinner on the first night (Monday 8th April), hosted by President René Coty at the Elysée Palace, followed by a visit to the Opéra (see black-and-white photo, courtesy of romanbenedikhanson on Flickr).