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Coronation Display

Past exhibition: King Charles III and Queen Camilla on the balcony of Buckingham Palace
King Charles III and Queen Camilla on the balcony of Buckingham Palace PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo ©
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    Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Friday 14 Jul 2023 - Sunday 24 Sept 2023)

Come and visit Buckingham Palace this summer and be amazed by the magnificent outfits worn by King Charles III and Queen Camilla during their historic Coronation in 2023.

Step into the Ballroom to see our special Coronation display including the magnificent outfits, jewellery and insignia worn at the Coronation, as well as historic vestments such as the Coronation Glove. The highlight of the display will be the outfits worn by Their Majesties as they departed from Westminster Abbey in the Gold State Coach and then appeared on the Buckingham Palace balcony to greet the crowds. Get up close to the Robe of Estate worn by The King, which was also worn by his grandfather King George VI for his Coronation in 1937. Don’t miss the chance to take a closer look at Queen Camilla’s beautiful Coronation Dress and Robe of Estate.

The Coronation display is included as part of your visit to the Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace, 14 July – 24 September 2023.

Display highlights

His Majesty’s Robe on display in the Ballroom of Buckingham Palace.©
The King and Queen’s outfits

His Majesty’s magnificent Robe was worn by his great-grandfather King George V and grandfather King George VI for their Coronations. Her Majesty’s Robe was newly made for the occasion by Ede and Ravenscroft and hand embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework. Its design draws on themes of nature and the environment, featuring the floral emblems of the United Kingdom.

Queen Camilla’s Coronation Dress features silver and gold embroidered floral designs, representing Their Majesties’ affection for nature and the British countryside.

Embroidery detail on The Queen's Coronation Dress©
The Coronation Necklace

The spectacular Coronation Necklace was originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858 and has been worn at every Coronation since 1902.

Anointing Screen

The beautifully embroidered Anointing Screen was used to shield His Majesty from view during the most sacred moment of the Coronation. Its central design takes the form of a tree with 56 leaves, representing the 56 member countries of the Commonwealth.

The Anointing Screen©
The Coronation Glove

On display are some of the historic vestments worn by His Majesty for the moment of crowning. These include the Coronation Glove, worn to hold the Sovereign’s Sceptre and presented by the Worshipful Company of Glovers.

Throne Chairs

The Throne Chairs were used by Their Majesties during the Coronation ceremony. The chairs were made for previous Coronations with new embroidery added by the Royal School of Needlework.

The Throne Chairs (RCIN 2604)©
Diamond Jubilee State Coach

In the Palace’s State Entrance, there is also a chance to see the Diamond Jubilee State Coach, which transported Their Majesties to Westminster Abbey for the Coronation. 

From Accession to Coronation: A Monarch in the Making


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The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.