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Platinum Jubilee: The Queen’s Coronation

The Queen wearing a crown sat on a throne in Westminster Abbey

Windsor Castle

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In celebration of The Queen's historic Platinum Jubilee in 2022, Windsor Castle will host a special display commemorating Her Majesty's Coronation at Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953.

On display will be the Coronation Dress and Robe of Estate worn by The Queen that day. Designed by the British couturier Sir Norman Hartnell, the dress was created in the finest white duchesse satin, richly embroidered in a lattice-work effect with an iconographic scheme of national and Commonwealth floral emblems in gold and silver thread and pastel-coloured silks, encrusted with seed pearls, sequins and crystals.  

Her Majesty’s Robe of Estate was made by the royal robe-makers Ede and Ravenscroft of purple silk velvet woven by the firm of Warner & Sons, and was embroidered at the Royal School of Needlework. The goldwork embroidery design features wheat ears and olive branches, symbolising prosperity and peace, surrounding the crowned intertwined EIIR cipher. It took 12 embroideresses, using 18 different types of gold thread, more than 3,500 hours to complete the work between March and May 1953.  

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Ede & Ravenscroft [London]

Coronation robe

Items from our shop

Celebrate the Jubilee with items from our retail range

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

Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ
By car

There is no visitor car parking at the Castle, so we recommend you use public car parks in the town centre. Details about parking can be found on

By train

The nearest stations are 'Windsor & Eton Central' or 'Windsor & Eton Riverside'.  Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By coach / bus

Green Line 702 service operates daily services from Greenline Coach Station which is near Victoria station, London.

Surbiton Coaches runs a shuttle bus service between Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace from spring to autumn. 

Tour companies operate excursions to Windsor Castle from many London hotels. For details, please ask your hotel concierge.