The planning took most of the preceding year and the ceremony that was held in Westminster Abbey was the first Coronation viewed live on the BBC. Millions settled in front of black and white screens to see what was going and sense being part of this most Royal of occasions.
Norman Hartnell was commissioned to design the dress and robes which featured the unifying floral symbols of the then Commonwealth countries. Westminster Abbey looked a picture with a sea of flowers as the Ceremony was witnessed by dignitaries from around the world. The Queen arrived at the Abbey in the Gold state carriage, no one does pomp and ceremony quite like the UK!
The key china and glass suppliers of the day all created fine products to celebrate the occasion and the tradition of acknowledging big Royal Events is still strong today as we celebrate 60 years since the Coronation with Queen’s Coronation gifts, memorabilia and collectables from Aynsley China, Royal Crown Derby China, Royal Worcester, William Edwards china and Royal Scot Crystal all selling very well.
Now is your chance to buy a slice of history whilst stocks last and may we also add the immortal words of “God Save Our Queen”