The Coronation - Gallery

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In celebration of the 65th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II‘s coronation, we look at Queen Elizabeth‘s own coronation on 2nd June 1953 and the coronations of some of the monarchs that proceeded her.

‘The Coronation’ will air on BBC One at 20:00 on Sunday 14 January, 2018.

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Queen Elizabeth II returning to Buckingham Palace after her Coronation, 1953. Artist: Unknown
HM Queen Elizabeth II with her Maids of Honour, The Coronation, 2nd June 1953. Artist: Cecil Beaton
Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh in the State Coach, The Coronation, 2nd June 1953. Artist: Unknown
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh on their coronation day, Buckingham Palace, 1953. Artist: Unknown
Coronation of Elizabeth II, Westminster Abbey, London, June 1953. Artist: Unknown
The Duchess of Kent dances with the Duke of Norfolk, Coronation Ball, Albert Hall, London, 1953. Creator: Unknown.
Princess Margaret arriving at Westminster Abbey, coronation rehearsal, London, 1953. Artist: Unknown
Queen Elizabeth II (b1926), 1953. Artist: Unknown
Crowds gathered outside Buckingham Palace a few days before the coronation, 1953. Artist: Unknown
Queen Elizabeth II (b1926) during her coronation, 1953. Artist: Unknown
The Duke of Norfolk, the Earl Marshal, in his coronation day robes, May 1953. Artist: Unknown
'The Imperial State Crown', 1953. Artist: Rundell, Bridge and Rundell.
'The head of the Sceptre with the Cross', 1953. Artist: Robert Viner.
'The Sovereign's Orb and Queen Mary II's Orb', 1953. Artist: Unknown.
'St. Edward's Crown with which the Sovereign is crowned', 1953. Artist: Unknown.
'Ampulla and Spoon', 1953. Artist: Unknown.
'Hilt and scabbard of the Jewelled State Sword', 1953. Artist: Unknown.
'Great Sword of State with scabbard', 1953. Artist: Unknown.
'The crown made for the Prince of Wales in 1729', 1953. Artist: Unknown.
'The Crown of England, St Edward's Crown', c1937. Artist: Unknown.
Symbols of Imperial Majesty, c1935. Creator: George John Younghusband.
'Coronation rings', 1953. Artist: Rundell, Bridge and Rundell.
Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom, 1937. Artist: Unknown
Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom, 1937. Artist: Unknown
The Crown of England, 1901. Artist: Unknown
The Regalia of England, c1820 (c1895). Artist: Unknown
'Regalia of Charles II', 1670s. Artist: Unknown
'The Choir and Apse, Westminster Abbey', 1902. Artist: York & Son.
Westminster Abbey, c1990-2010. Artist: Max Alexander.
'The Coronation Chair', c1845, (1864). Artist: Unknown.
The Coronation Chair, Westminster Abbey, London, 1900. Artist: Unknown
The Coronation Chair, with the Stone of Scone, Westminster Abbey, London, 1937. Artist: Unknown
Interior of Westminster Abbey, London, late 19th century.Artist: Underwood & Underwood
Westminster Abbey.
'Coronation Chair in Westminster Abbey', 1859. Artist: Unknown.
The coronation chair of the English sovereigns, Westminster Abbey, London, 1810.Artist: John Roffe
'In spring 1910, King Edward VII died, in March 1911, King George V was crowned', 1911, (1945). Artist: Unknown.
'King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on their Coronation Day', 1937. Artist: Unknown.
King George V and Queen Mary, 1911. Artist: W&D Downey.
'The Crowning of the Queen Consort', 1937. Artist: Unknown.
'The Anointing: The Archbishop Making the Sign of the Cross on the King's Head', 1937. Artist: Unknown.
'Cynosure of All Eyes in the Processions: The State Coach', 1937. Artist: Unknown.
The Inthronization of His Majesty, who is seen crowned and sceptred', 1937. Artist: Unknown.
'The Coronation Procession to the Abbey', 1937. Artist: Unknown.
'The Abbey Church of St. Peter, Westminster; Showing the Temporary Annexe', 1937. Artist: Unknown.
'The Coronation Ceremony in the Abbey: The Queen's Procession', 1937. Artist: Unknown.
Queen Victoria in the Coronation robes, 1838 (1906). Artist: Charles Robert Leslie.
The Coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, 1902 (1906). Artist: Unknown.
'Gilded Crowns for the Mall', 1937. Artist: Unknown.
'Midnight in the Mall', 1937. Artist: Unknown.
'George VI is crowned with St. Edwards Crown on the day of his coronation', 1937. Artist: Unknown.
'Crowds on Oxford Street during the bank holiday which followed King George VIs coronation', 1937. Artist: Unknown.
'The Procession Into The Abbey', 1937. Artist: Unknown.
The Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, on the occasion of King George VI's coronation Artist: Unknown.
The Coronation of King George VI (1895-1952), 12  May 1937. Artist: Unknown
The Coronation of King George VI (1895-1952)', 12 May, 1937. Artist: Unknown
The Coronation of King George VI (1895-1952)', 12 May, 1937. Artist: Unknown
The coronation of King George V, Westminster Abbey, 22 June 1911. Artist: Unknown
'Coronation of George IV, 1820', (c1850s). Artist: Unknown
The Homage', George VI's coronation ceremony, 12 May 1937, (1937).Artist: Henry Charles Brewer
King George VI in coronation robes, 1937.Artist: Albert Henry Collings
'The Act of Crowning', George VI's coronation ceremony, Westminster Abbey, London, 12 May 1937.Artist: Henry Charles Brewer
George VI in coronation robes: the Robe of Purple Velvet, with the Imperial State Crown, 1937.Artist: Fortunino Matania
Queen Elizabeth in coronation robes, 1937. Artist: Unknown
Queen Alexandra in full coronation robes, 1902. Artist: Unknown
Queen Victoria (1819-1901), 1838. Artist: Unknown
'Coronation of George III, 1761', (c1850s). Artist: Unknown
'Coronation of Victoria, 1837', (c1850s). Artist: Unknown
The taking of the oath by Edward the Confessor, Winchester, 1042, (1902). Artist: Unknown
The Crown Jewels of England. Artist: Unknown
The Archbishop of Canterbury and York, and other prelates, the Coronation. Artist: Unknown
Officers of the Heralds' College, Coronation ceremony. Artist: Frederic de Haenen
Coronation of King George IV, Westminster Hall, London, 1821 (1824).                                 Artist: Matthew Dubourg
The crowning of Edward I, Westminster, 19 August 1274, (1902). Artist: Unknown
Edward VII in full coronation robes, 1902. Artist: Unknown
The exhortation addressed to Edward IV, Westminster, 29 June 1461, (1902). Artist: Unknown
'King George V, in the year of his coronation', 1911.Artist: Walter William Ouless