1953: The Queen's Coronation
The Official Souvenir Album
Distributed for Royal Collection Trust
Published on the sixtieth anniversary of the coronation, this new and extravagantly illustrated souvenir album commemorates the momentous occasion with newly commissioned photographs of the coronation gown, the Diamond Diadem—also worn at the coronations of George IV and Queen Victoria—and the many other jewels and ceremonial garments worn on that historic day, as well as items of pageantry. Many of these items are pictured together for the first time since the coronation, and they collectively tell the story of the people and places of this extraordinary event.
A stunning souvenir of royal history, 1953: The Queen’s Coronation will make the perfect gift foranyone with an interest in the pageantry at the heart of the British monarchy.
Tradition and Modernity: Planning and Designing the Coronation
Magnificent Finery: Dressing for the Coronation
Splendour and Ceremony: Coronation Day
Remembering the Day