Ever dream of living like a royal? Well, now’s your chance to at least dress like one.
A collection of coats and dresses once owned by members of the royal family, including Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, are set to go up for auction later this month in London. Expected to fetch up to $4,000 each, the auction offers a rare opportunity to purchase a piece of royal fashion.
And the items aren’t just for adults. A number of matching garments once belonging to the Queen and Princess Margaret when they were children, including floral cotton dresses, knitted sweaters, and wool nightgowns, will be included as well.
Run by Kerry Taylor Auctions, the full lot of 400 items will hit the auction block on June 18, at 249-253 Long Lane in Bermondsey. Included in the auction are two of Princess Margaret’s silk scarves, a handwritten note from Princess Diana and a selection of designer sketches showcasing dresses worn by her.
If Hollywood royalty is more your niche, there’s also a handful of garments once owned by tinseltown’s elite. Dresses and coats worn by legendary film star Audrey Hepburn will be auctioned off as well, with bids expected to reach up to $6,600.