The University of Glasgow has launched a five week course where students can look into royal fashion history.
When you think you had your fill of ridiculous university courses (you can even study a course on Beyonce) the University of Glasgow has come up with another bizarre course.
The Scottish university has launched a five-week online course which will appeal to anyone who’s ever admired Kate Middleton’s shoes or Meghan Markle’s dresses.
And it seems we could all learn a thing or two about fashion from the Royal family, from Kate’s clever tights hack to how the royals stop their hats from blowing away in the wind.
The course will enable students to look in depth at royal fashion history and how their attire has changed over the years.
From Henry VIII’s bold tunics to Princess Diana’s iconic wedding dress, the programme will look into how the royals use fashion to project power, wealth and control.
The university has collaborated with Historic Royal Palaces to give students the chance to study royal fashion for free.
The course will also gives students exclusive access to the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection, meaning you could go and view dresses worn by Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Margaret and many more.
Each week of the online course is broken down into different eras in royal history starting with the Tudors and finishing with the Windsors.
Sally Tuckett, dress and textile histories lecturer at the University of Glasgow, said: “This free online course is going to take you behind the scenes of the royal wardrobes of the kings and queens of Britain.
“Historic royal fashion could be practical and functional,” she said. “It can also be decorative, and frivolous, and anything in between.
We wonder what Meghan Markle’s wardrobe says about her.
The news comes as it was announced that Meghan will be launching her own clothing line which will be sold in John Lewis and Marks and Spencer.