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The Royal Wardrobe (also known as the "Great Wardrobe") was a building located on what is now Queen Victoria Street in the City of London, near Blackfriars. It was used as a storehouse for royal accoutrements, housing arms and clothing among other personal items of the Crown.
The Wardrobe was used to house orphans during the Commonwealth of England. Samuel Pepys records that a party of children sang to Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich when he was appointed as Master of the Royal Wardrobe during the Restoration but he was unmoved, the orphans were evicted, and the Wardrobe resumed its usual function.
The Royal Wardrobe was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666 and was not rebuilt.
- The building's legacy survives in the curious name of the church of St. Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe, also destroyed in the fire, but built anew by Sir Christopher Wren.
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