Friday, 29 July 2011

Royal Millinery

A collection of over twenty hats worn by Her Majesty The Queen between 1970 and 2010 will be on display at Hillsborough Castle, County Down, from the 1st to 27th August, 2011.

The hats, designed by top British milliners, can be seen as part of the normal summer tour programme at Hillsborough. Two were worn on official visits to Northern Ireland whilst another was worn by Her Majesty to Prince William’s passing-out parade at Sandhurst.

The collection is normally kept at Buckingham Palace and this is the first time it has been on display and has come to Northern Ireland.

Following the display at Hillsborough Castle, the collection will once again return to Buckingham Palace.

Hillsborough Castle will be open to the public for general tours from August 1st until 27th August. All tours must be booked in advance by ringing 02892682244 or 02892689406. Opening Hours are:- Monday to Friday, tours commencing at 2pm and 3.30pm; Saturday 10.30am – 4pm

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