Employees pose as they view a dessert course menu setting on display in the State Dining Room as part of a special exhibition celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria which marks this year's Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace in London, Britain, July 17, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville
LONDON (Reuters) – Britains Queen Elizabeth visited an exhibition dedicated to her great-great-grandmother Victoria on Wednesday, which uses cutting-edge technology to recreate Buckingham Palace as it was during the 19th century.
Visitors will see projections and illusions showing the vibrant colours of the palace interiors before Victorias eldest son Edward VII redecorated it predominantly in white and gold.
They will also see aspects of Victorias motherly side, including a casket containing the baby teeth of her children and white marble casts of some of their limbs.
“We have used the most modern technology thats available today to have a new form of storytelling,” said Dr Amanda Foreman, co-curator of the exhibition.
“Its an immersive experience … it puts you right there in the centre,” she added.
Working with a Hollywood production company, the curators have also recreated a waltz staged at the palace at the end of the Crimean war.
The exhibition, which marks the 200th anniversary of Victorias birth, also features her throne, ballgown and water colour paintings.
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