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Victoria & Abdul Costumes To Go On Show At Osborne

The costumes from 'Victoria & Albert' will be displayed in Queen Victoria's Indian-inspired Durbar Room at Osborne for a limited time.

Costumes from the upcoming film 'Victoria & Abdul' will go on show for the first time at Osborne, Victoria's holiday home on the Isle of Wight, from 24 July.

The film, to be released in UK cinemas on 15 September, was largely shot at Osborne. It tells the story of the unexpected friendship between Queen Victoria and her Indian servant Abdul Karim in the later years of her reign.

The costumes were designed by Oscar nominated costume designer Consolata Boyle who worked on The Queen (2006), The Iron Lady (2011) and Florence Foster Jenkins (2016). Her designs pay meticulous attention to historical detail, right down to Victoria's 'V&A' monogrammed shoes. 

Costumes in the exhibition include formal and informal attire worn by Judi Dench such as the exquisite black silk gown with gold front piece Victoria wears while waiting for Abdul's return to Osborne.

The striking outfits worn by Ali Fazal as Abdul Karim include the faithfully recreated scarlet and gold livery with a peacock blue striped silk turban. This was designed for Victoria's servants who waited at her table. The exhibition will also feature costumes worn by Eddie Izzard as Prince Edward VII (Bertie).

Visitors to Osborne can see the costumes at Osborne until 30 September.

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