CORONATION COUTURE: To mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation, an exhibition of royal clothes, “The Queen’s Coronation 1953,” has opened at Her Royal Highness’ London residence, Buckingham Palace.

While she is in Balmoral, Scotland, for her summer holiday, the palace is open to the public, who will be able to see some of the most significant costumes worn at the coronation. “For me the really special element of it has been putting on display her incredible coronation dress designed by Norman Hartnell, her beautiful coronation robe made by Ede & Ravenscroft and embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework,” said curator Caroline de Guitaut. “[We are] bringing together these robes, dresses and uniforms worn by other members of the royal family that have not been reunited for 60 years.”

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Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne on Feb. 6, 1952, was crowned at Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953, and sparked the “new Elizabethan era.”

The exhibition “The Queen’s Coronation 1953” at Buckingham Palace runs from July 27 to Sept. 29.

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