In 1845 a special fancy ball was organized at Buckingham Palace. For this bal costumé
, the guests had to dress in 1745 fashions. You can see them dancing a minuet here. These watercolours were made by Louis Haghe, a famous lithographer (1806-1885). The press of the time referred to the graceful flitting forms
of this royal dance.
Here are Queen Victoria and Prince Albert portrayed in their 1745 costumes.
On this print, Queen Victoria is portrayed with others.
Who knows what lies beneath ?