The Royal Wardrobe | A Talk by Rosie Harte

Heritage Talk
  • Venue

    Southwark Cathedral

  • Time

    7:00 PM

  • Price

    £5 (plus booking fee)

  • Book Tickets

Go behind the sparkle and spectacle with TikTok sensation Rosie Harte to explore royal fashion's secrets and stories.

Why did women wear such heavy and uncomfortable skirts in the Elizabethan era?

What the hell happened to Charles II's pubic hair wig?

How did Princess Diana's revenge dress become so iconic?

Fashion for the Royal Family has been one of their most powerful weapons and plays a key role in why they still exist today. Their clothes are imbued with meaning, with history, and with majesty but at their core they tell a story. Their clothes reveal complex individuals with fears, preferences, demands, and insecurities just like us, sometimes they are weird and wonderful, sometimes they are stately and dramatic, either way they explode with the personalities of the people that wore them.

Hidden behind the sparkle and spectacle there is the personal and the intimate, and this is the beauty of fashion history. Despite the wealth of information that we have on monarchs of the past, it can sometimes feel hard to grasp the realities of their lives. But exploring some of the iconic pieces in their wardrobes can be a great place to start searching for the answers.

From the TikTok sensation, Rosie Harte, The Royal Wardrobe dives into a horrible history and colourful past that will surprise and fascinate. From the Tudors to the Victorians right through to the 21st Century family rife with drama and division, there is so much still to uncover and explore.

Rosie Harte is a fashion historian and TikTok creator. During lockdown, she began to transfer her knowledge of art and fashion history into bitesize content for TikTok and now runs a hugely successful account (@theroyalwardrobe) with a world wide following.

She has worked with museums across the country to bring their collections to a new audience and contributed to documentaries on royal life and fashion.

She loves to explore the unconventional, the scandalous and the untold, introducing her viewers to the royal family’s rich and fashionable history.