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Queen Elizabeth

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Queen Elizabeth owned many costumes. Items of clothing were common gifts to the queen, and she owned over 1,900 pieces.


The queen is always painted wearing elaborate gowns. Her beautiful dress is a statement of her power as queen.


Some of Elizabeth's dresses were embroidered with such images as roses, suns, rainbows, and, even, ears and eyes.


Why do you think the queen had ears and eyes embroidered on her dresses?


If you were a king or queen, what would you have embroidered on your clothes?

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