The Queen's Wardrobe

Julia Golding

Illustrated by Kate Hindley

Ages 7 to 11
27 October 2022
48 pages


The story of Queen Elizabeth II, who famously said ‘if I wore beige, no one would know who I was’, told through her clothes and jewellery. The Queen’s Wardrobe is a gorgeous gift to treasure, celebrating a long life devoted to service.

This book tells the story of a young princess who grew into one of the world's best-loved and longest-serving royals, touching on wartime truck-fixing, ration-book wedding dress making, splendid gowns, the Crown Jewels, and her trusty wellies.

Includes a foreword by Michele Clapton, costume designer for series one of Netflix's The Crown, giving a peek behind the scenes at the recreation of some of the Queen's most famous outfits.

Written by the Waterstones Children's Book Prize-winning Julia Golding, The Queen's Wardrobe is full of fascinating stories from the long life of our record-breaking Queen. The detailed and colourful artwork from bestselling Kate Hindley shows what it's really like to grow up as a princess.

Impressively researched, and with zappy illustrations
Julia Golding and Kate Hindley tells the story of Elizabeth II’s life through the prism of her wardrobe, from her christening gown to the beaded dress she wore in her James Bond 2012 Olympics parachute stunt. With charming illustrations, it’s full of stories and surprising facts about our longserving monarch.
This book is (a) stunning rummage through the wardrobe of Her Majesty. Absolutely breath-taking illustrations lead the reader through the historical outfits which mark key events in her reign. A majestic book for fans of the royals, fashion and great beautifully designed books for children.