Make your little prince or princess look like the real thing

The Queen Mother and Princess Margaret
The Queen Mother and Princess Margaret

Throw away that flouncy pink princess costume, because real clothes worn by real royals are the ultimate way to make your little aristocrat look like the genuine article.

Clothes once owned by the Queen Mother, queen and Princess Margaret will be auctioned off by Burstow & Hewett on September 20 in East Sussex.

The clothes and toys come from the collection of Clara Allah Knight (1879-1946), a nurse to the royal family, according to the Antiques Trade Gazette.

 

Burstow & Hewett

The lots include a pink silk jacket belonging to the Queen Mother, 1920s playsuits and dresses, and Knight’s own nurse’s uniform, dating from around 1910. All the clothes were actually worn by royal children. The auction also includes five dolls.

The nurse’s uniform (credit: Burstow & Hewett)And owning them is cheaper than a trip to the Fendi kids shop in the Plaza Hotel. Together the clothes carry an estimate of £1000-1500 (roughly $1300-$1900).

Burstow & Hewett

“We are expecting worldwide interest,” Burstow & Hewett principal auctioneer Mark Ellin, told the Trade Gazette.  “Clara Knight lived and worked extremely closely with the royal family and was given these clothes and dolls from time to time. She would then sent to her family in Sussex at Christmas, as she had no children of her own.” [ATG]