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Coronation Banquets

The origins of the Coronation Banquet lie in the feast given by the newly-crowned monarch at Westminster Hall to display magnificence and generosity to their subjects. From the nineteenth century onwards a celebratory Coronation banquet has been held at Buckingham Palace.

Coronation Banquet

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In 1953 there were two coronation banquets held on 3 and 4 June, which took place in the Ballroom each attended by over 400 guests. The table settings and flowers, recreated here, included magnificent silver-gilt from the Grand Service, commissioned by King George IV in 1811 and eighteenth century Sèvres porcelain.