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Platinum Jubilee: The Queen's Accession

HM The Queen in profile

Buckingham Palace

  • Next event: Friday, 22 Jul 2022
    Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Friday, 22 Jul 2022 - Sunday, 2 Oct 2022)
  • Adult £30.00
    Young Person (18-24) £19.50
    Child (5-17) / Disabled £16.50
    Under 5 Free
  • Adults, Groups (15+ people)

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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Dorothy Wilding (1893-1976)

HM Queen Elizabeth II (b. 1926)

Dorothy Wilding (1893-1976)

HM Queen Elizabeth II (b. 1926)

Dorothy Wilding (1893-1976)

HM Queen Elizabeth II (b. 1926)

Dorothy Wilding (1893-1976)

HM Queen Elizabeth II (b. 1926)

Items from our shop

Platinum Jubilee teacup and saucer

An exquisite bone chine teacup and saucer inspired by the purple Robe of Estate worn by The Queen

Platinum Jubilee silver spoons

Souvenir pewter spoons featuring iconic motifs from the Coronation - the crown, the throne, the orb and the sceptre

Platinum Jubilee crown decoration

A wonderful keepsake with luxurious, deep purple velvet and glistening gold threads, featuring elements of the Platinum Jubilee design

Platinum Jubilee tankard

Featuring border decoration based on the gold embroidery on the robe, incorporating olive branches and wheat ears, symbolising peace and prosperity

Map & directions

Buckingham Palace, Buckingham Gate, London, SW1A 1AA
By train

London Victoria or London Charing Cross.  Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By underground

Victoria, Green Park, St. James's Park and Hyde Park Corner.  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.