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A dress to impress

The Royal Wedding is now a distant memory, overtaken by World Cup fever and the hot weather that looks like it is here to stay, for now anyway!

You may remember Pauline, our patient who was staying on our respite ward on the day of the wedding. She was pictured with a bouquet from the Royal Wedding and her picture went around the world, featuring on the BBC and ITV News, Hello Magazine among many others, and most of the national newspapers.

Our local newspaper Hackney Today decided they wanted to find out a bit more about Pauline's life so they went to see her to find out.

The story is fascinating. Read about how she left school at 12 because of the war and ended up working as an embroideress for Norman Hartnell, the royal dressmaker, how she came to embroider the train of the Queen's wedding dress and a mishap with the royal corgis.

The full story can be found in the PDF below. 

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