Fans of British rock band Queen and its late frontman Freddie Mercury can get a glimpse at his personal belongings, courtesy Freddie Mercury: A World of His Own, at the Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery from June 26-30. The free-to-enter exhibition will mark the first time that a collection from Mercury’s London home, Garden Lodge, will be on display.

The exhibition will feature more than 20 articles from the legendary singer’s personal collection, most notably the stage crown and cloak worn during the final rendition of God Save The Queen during the band’s last performance at Knebworth Park in 1986.

Other treasures that will be on display include handwritten working drafts for Bohemian Rhapsody and We Are the Champions, a pair of Adidas high top sneakers similar to the ones Mercury wore for Queen’s iconic Live Aid concert in 1985, and contact sheets for the cover photograph of the Queen II album.

The global exhibition tour began in New York, is currently in Los Angeles, and will make its last stop in Hong Kong. The exhibits will then be on view in London from August 4-September 5, before they go on auction.

Header image credits: Sotheby’s via Instagram

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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