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Colchester: Dress worn by the Queen to go under the hammer

Reeman Dansie, Colchester set to auction an Evening gown worn by HRH The Princess Elizabeth and subsequently given by The Princess to Kathleen Ward, who worked at Clarence House as a telephonist. James Grinter pictured with dress.

Reeman Dansie, Colchester set to auction an Evening gown worn by HRH The Princess Elizabeth and subsequently given by The Princess to Kathleen Ward, who worked at Clarence House as a telephonist. James Grinter pictured with dress.

A dress worn by the Queen will go under the hammer in Colchester.

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The late 1940s silk evening dress is being sold at Reeman Dansie auction house as part of a collection of royal lots.

It was worn by Her Majesty when she was still a princess and later given by her to Kathleen Ward, a telephonist at Clarence House for seven years firstly for Princess Elizabeth and then for The Queen Mother.

The history of the dress was charted in a Woman’s Own article in June 1961 and the dress will be sold with a copy of the article for an estimated £1-1,500, though it could fetch much more.

Other royal lots at the auction on Tuesday June 24 include an old internal phone with buttons including “Princess Anne” and a plaque from the tradesmen’s entrance to a royal household.

Michelle Lloyd, assistant to the auction house directors, said: “Over the years we have had more and more royal lots here at Reeman Dansie and people seem to be coming to us nationally.”

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