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Ceremony and Celebration: Coronation Day 1953

Release date: 
Monday, 3 March 2003

Release date: Monday, 3 March 2003

An exhibition at the Summer Opening of the State Rooms, Buckingham Palace

1 August - 28 September 2003

The 50th anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II will be celebrated at this year's Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace's State Rooms with the display of Her Majesty's magnificent Coronation Dress and Robe of Estate, and with the first public showing of the entire Coronation frieze by Feliks Topolski (1909-1989), commissioned by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in 1960. ... Read more about Ceremony and Celebration: Coronation Day 1953

Annual Openings of Frogmore House, Garden and Mausoleum

Release date: 
Monday, 3 March 2003

Release: Monday, 3 March 2003

Frogmore House, set amid the magnificent private Home Park of Windsor Castle, has been a favoured royal retreat for over 300 years. Built in the 17th century, it was purchased in 1792 for George III's consort, Queen Charlotte. Frogmore is no longer an occupied royal residence but is frequently used by the Royal Family for entertaining. ... Read more about Annual Openings of Frogmore House, Garden and Mausoleum

Coronation jewellery on display at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Release date: 
Monday, 3 March 2003

Release date: Monday, 3 March 2003

Some of the most breathtaking pieces of royal jewellery, worn by Her Majesty The Queen at her Coronation in 1953, form part of the display of Royal Treasures at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace. The dazzling Diamond Diadem, originally created for George IV's famously extravagant coronation in 1821, and the spectacular diamond necklace and drop earrings made for Queen Victoria and also worn by Queen Alexandra, Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth at their coronations, will remain on display at the Gallery until 1 February 2004. ... Read more about Coronation jewellery on display at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Coronations: An exhibition in the Drawings Gallery, Windsor Castle

Release date: 
Saturday, 8 February 2003

Release date: Saturday, 8 February 2003

The crowning of the Sovereign at the start of a new reign is an ancient ceremony, rich in religious significance, pageantry and historic associations. It has changed little in form since medieval times. To mark the 50th anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty The Queen, a special exhibition at Windsor Castle brings together material from the Royal Archives, Royal Library and Royal Photograph Collection to illustrate the ritual and symbolism of Coronation from the 17th century to the present day. ... Read more about Coronations: An exhibition in the Drawings Gallery, Windsor Castle

Fabergé

Release date: 
Friday, 31 January 2003

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

11 April - 12 October 2003
Release date: Friday, 31 January 2003

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London
21 November 2003 - 7 March 2004

The Royal collection of works by Fabergé, the greatest Russian jeweller and goldsmith of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, is unparalleled in size, range and quality. It was acquired almost exclusively through the exchange of personal gifts between the Russian, Danish and British royal families. ... Read more about Fabergé

Queen Elizabeth I at Windsor Castle

Release date: 
Saturday, 4 January 2003

Release date: Saturday, 4 January 2003

To mark the 400th anniversary of the death of Queen Elizabeth I, some of the most personal artefacts from her reign will be shown in the Drawings Gallery at Windsor Castle from 7 February to 23 March 2003. The small display of material from the Royal Library includes drawings, a miniature, and two books inscribed in Elizabeth's own hand. ... Read more about Queen Elizabeth I at Windsor Castle

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