In celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, the dress, robe and jewels she wore for her coronation in 1953 are being displayed in Her Majesty’s residence at Windsor Castle.
The Sir Norman Hartnell coronation dress and Robe of Estate are now on display in the largest room in the castle, in the spectacular setting of St George’s Hall.
The eye-watering jewels include a platinum, gold and silver set diamond necklace, which features 25 graduated cushion-shape brilliant cut diamonds with a central drop-shape pendant, and are accompanied by matching earrings.
They were originally created by Garrard for Queen Victoria in 1858 and will be available for viewing in the Lantern Lobby.
The exhibition also features other key jewels, including a number of brooches from around the Commonwealth – with the Australian wattle and New Zealand silver fern brooches amongst those on display.
Also featured in the display are the first official portraits taken of Her Majesty, as well as unseen photos that document her accession.
The collection, titled Platinum Jubilee: The Queen’s Coronation, opened to the public on Thursday and runs until September 26th.
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