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Keep celebrating the Platinum Jubilee: Windsor Castle has a new exhibition

Windsor Castle coronation dress

And it’s all portraiture, photographs and items of Her Majesty’s dress and jewellery, including the Coronation Dress, Robe of Estate and the Coronation Necklace and Earrings. Paying homage to Her Majesty and her sensational 70 years on the throne, the exhibition will give you unfettered access to the Queen at a time when her life changed. The Queen’s Coronation, which took place at Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953, was one of the most significant occasions of the 20th century. The event was a source of national celebration, seen to usher in a new age of progress and a spirit of optimism in post-war Britain. Three million people lined the processional route in London and many more took part in church services and street parties across the country. An estimated 27 million people – over half of the UK population – watched the Coronation service on television, while a further 11 million listened to the radio broadcast. All the Queen’s brooches If there’s one thing you’d’ve noticed about Queen Elizabeth, is that she loves a brooch. This exhibition will have a great number of them and display them for the first time is a group of four brooches belonging to Her Majesty, each representing a nation of the United Kingdom, with a sprig of shamrock for Northern Ireland, sprays of daffodils for Wales, thistles for Scotland and roses for England. The brooches are made of gold, set with white, pink and yellow diamonds and, for the shamrock, emeralds.  The Queen has worn these brooches on numerous occasions, often… Read More