The Coronation - Gallery

Thumbnail image of 'Regalia of Charles II', 1670s. Artist: Unknown

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