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Platinum Jubilee: The Queen's Accession

The Queen's Accession

Buckingham Palace

  • Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Friday, 22 Jul 2022 - Thursday, 8 Sep 2022)

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In celebration of The Queen's historic Platinum Jubilee in 2022, The State Rooms at Buckingham Palace will feature a display looking at The Queen's Accession to the throne in February 1952.

On display will be examples from the remarkable series of portraits taken by Dorothy Wilding, that formed the basis of The Queen's image on stamps and in British embassies across the world until 1971. Also featured will be The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara, which was a wedding gift to Princess Victoria Mary of Teck, later Queen Mary, on the occasion of her marriage to the future King George V in 1893. The diamond tiara was made by E. Wolff & Co for R & S. Garrard in a scrolled and pierced foliate form. Queen Mary gave the tiara to her granddaughter, Princess Elizabeth, as a wedding present on the occasion of her marriage to Prince Philip on 20 November 1947.

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Explore the Exhibition

Dorothy Wilding (1893-1976)

HM Queen Elizabeth II (b. 1926)

Attributed to Bolin [St Petersburg]

Vladimir tiara

Rundell Bridge & Rundell

The Diamond Diadem

Shop the Exhibition

An exclusive and iconic collection of souvenir products to commemorate The Queen's historic Platinum Jubilee. See the full range.

Teacup and Saucer

In fine bone china, inspired by the purple Robe of Estate worn by The Queen

Silver Spoons

Souvenir pewter spoons featuring the Coronation regalia: crown, throne, orb and sceptre

Crown Decoration

A wonderful keepsake for Christmas trees and other displays

Luxury Biscuit Tin

Royal-themed lemon biscuits created exclusively by award-winning retailer Biscuiteers

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.