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A display of dresses - Royal Collection Trust  © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016

A display of dresses - Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016

Evening gown, by Sir Norman Hartnell. Worn by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II on a state visit to the Netherlands in 1958. Royal Collection Trust/All Rights Reserved.

Evening gown, by Sir Norman Hartnell. Worn by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on a State Visit to the Netherlands in Royal Collection All Rights Reserved.

Pale blue silk faille evening gown, by Sir Norman Hartnell. Worn by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II to the Royal Lyceum Theater, Edinburgh, during the State Visit of King Olav of Norway in 1962. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017.

Pale blue silk faille evening gown, by Sir Norman Hartnell. Worn by H. Queen Elizabeth II to the Royal Lyceum Theater, Edinburgh, during the State Visit of King Olav of Norway in Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Evening gown, by Hardy Amies, 1965. Silk, silver thread and diamanté. Royal Collection Trust/All Rights Reserved. H.M. Queen Elizabeth II was photographed wearing this dress by Cecil Beaton in 1969. © Cecil Beaton/Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Evening gown, by Hardy Amies, Silk, silver thread and diamanté. Royal Collection Trust/All Rights Reserved. Queen Elizabeth II was photographed wearing this dress by Cecil Beaton in © Cecil Beaton/Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Evening dress, by Sir Norman Hartnell, 1963. Silk tulle, silk, bugle beads, crystals. Worn by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II to a State Banquet at the Belgian Embassy in London in 1963. Photos of the dress: Royal Collection Trust. Photo of Queen Elizabeth leaving the banquet, via the Royal Family Around the World Blog. CLICK THROUGH FOR LARGER IMAGES.

Evening dress by Sir Norman Hartnell, Silk tulle, silk, bugle beads, crystals. Queen Elizabeth II to a State Banquet at the Belgian Embassy in London in

1977

The topper was already a familiar look in Hollywood thanks to fashion-forward movie icons Greta Garbo and Elizabeth Taylor (Coco Chanel was also a fan).<br></p>Photo: © Getty Images

Evening gown, by Sir Norman Hartnell, 1960. Duchesse satin, pearls, sequins, beads, diamantes. Royal Collection Trust/All Rights Reserved. H.M. Queen Elizabeth II wore the gown to the opening of Parliament in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on December 12, 1961 (see above photo, via romanbenedikhanson on Flickr).

Evening gown, by Sir Norman Hartnell, 1960. Duchesse satin, pearls, sequins, beads, diamantes. Royal Collection Trust/All Rights Reserved. H.M. Queen Elizabeth II wore the gown to the opening of Parliament in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on December 12, 1961 (see above photo, via romanbenedikhanson on Flickr).

A spokesman for the Royal family said the sovereign's stall within the Tudor chapel was reached by very steep wooden steps and she would be wearing her full regalia which includes a heavy silk cloak and tiara

Prince Charles steps up as Abbey stairs 'too steep' for Queen

A spokesman for the Royal family said the sovereign's stall within the Tudor chapel was reached by very steep wooden steps and she would be wearing her full regalia which includes a heavy silk cloak and tiara

Evening gown, by Sir Norman Hartnell, 1967. Silk crêpe embroidered with crystal beads, silver bugle beads, sequins and diamanté. H.M. Queen Elizabeth II wore this dress for the service held on July 1, 1967, in Ottawa to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada (see accompanying Associated Press photo). Royal Collection Trust.

Evening gown, by Sir Norman Hartnell, 1967. Silk crêpe embroidered with crystal beads, silver bugle beads, sequins and diamanté. H.M. Queen Elizabeth II wore this dress for the service held on July 1, 1967, in Ottawa to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada (see accompanying Associated Press photo). Royal Collection Trust.

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Norman Hartnell, turquoise-blue dress with a matching bolero jacket of silk taffeta, guipure lace and silk tulle worn by The Queen to the wedding of her sister Princess Margaret and Mr Antony Armstrong-Jones on 6 May

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