Buckingham Palace exhibit displays the gowns, robes, jewels and floral arrangements from Queen Elizabeth’s coronation 60 years ago

September 12, 2013

According to The New York Times:

“The Queen’s Coronation 1953” (until Sept. 29) …exhibition’s most extraordinary elements are the queen’s…21-foot, violet velvet train, which was held up by her six maids of honor, and the peers’ costumes tipped with ermine tails.

• The purple velvet Robe of Estate was embroidered…using 18 different types of gold thread. The effort took 3,500 hours.

• The Imperial State Crown…set with more than 3,000 gems. It is displayed with the coronation jewels and a re-creation of the white flower bouquet that she carried.

• The number of ermine tails worn by the peers was determined by their rank…

To read the entire article in The New York Times, please click here.

Queen Elizabeth in Coronation Robes 1953

Queen Elizabeth in Coronation Robes 1953

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