Coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II


Coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II, 1953

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This file contains photographs including Westminster Abbey, the set for the Coronation and finished decorations; floodlighting and fireworks; the procession; the Hyde Park stand; the gold stick officers and robes; completed stands and a telephone exchange. Many London landmarks are shown with their specialised decorations: a huge 'EIIR' was displayed on Admiralty Arch, while Horse Guards Parade acquired extra plumes for the occasion.