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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 ©

Buckingham Palace

  • Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Friday, 14 Jul 2023 - Sunday, 24 Sep 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

A purple velvet robe in a display case

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

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The spectacular Coronation Necklace was originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858 and has been worn at every Coronation since 1902.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

Red velvet chairs with gold fringing

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. 

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Map & directions

Entrance to the State Rooms is via gate C on Buckingham Gate, London, SW1A 1AA
By car

There is no general visitor car parking at Buckingham Palace.

For disabled visitors, if you have booked the step-free access route of the Palace, you can also book accessible parking if required. The access route and parking must be pre-booked by contacting the Specialist Sales team on +44 (0)303 123 7324 or [email protected].

By train

The nearest train stations are London Victoria (10 minute walk) or London Charing Cross (20 minute walk).  

Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By underground

The nearest tube stations are Victoria, Green Park, St. James's Park and Hyde Park Corner (all approximately 10 minutes walk).  

For further information visit the Transport for London website.

By coach / bus

Bus numbers 11, 211, C1 and C10 stop on Buckingham Palace Road.  Victoria Coach Station is a 10-minute walk from the Palace.

You can plan your journey using the Transport for London website.