Summer 2013 at Buckingham Palace, a glittering Look back, The Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The exhibit takes us back to a time long ago. A slice from the past that puts the Present in perspective. Not just that we may see The Queen as a young woman. This was a moment of beauty and Glamour, just after the dark days of WW II, when the reality of daily life was still grim, hope for a modern future in Europe seemed to be a promise far too great to realize.
This is an opportunity to see the Coronation dress worn by The Queen, designed by Normal Hartnell, in its great Splendour among the surroundings of the State rooms of Buckingham Palace.
The Queen’s Robe of State is on display with its long silk train so is the jewelry worn for the ceremony. Of course, the great State Diadem, The Queen wore for this special occasion is one of the most prominent pieces as well as many other objects d’ Art. You may view the State dining room decorated for the Coronation banquet. Several objects from the day of the Coronation in 1953 and from The Queen's Coronation 1953 exhibition are shown.
You have the unique opportunity to connect with a piece of history through the pictures, the objects, and relive this moment in time…
Photo credit: Coronation portrait, HM Queen Elizabeth II, photographer: Cecil Beaton, Historic Royal Palaces, The Royal collection,
all Photos: The Royal collection,