Coronation Dress and Robe of Estate 

Hosted by:
Royal Collection Trust
Date:
7 July 2022
Location:
Windsor Castle. Windsor SL4 1NJ
Open to public?
Open to public, advance booking/ticket required
Find out more:
https://www.rct.uk/collection/themes/exhibitions/platinum-jubliee-the-queens-coronation/windsor-castle

At Windsor Castle, the Coronation Dress and Robe of Estate worn by The Queen for her Coronation at Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953 will be on display. Designed by the British couturier Sir Norman Hartnell, the dress was created in the finest white duchesse satin, richly embroidered in a lattice-work effect with an iconographic scheme of national and Commonwealth floral emblems in gold and silver thread and pastel-coloured silks, encrusted with seed pearls, sequins and crystals.

Her Majesty’s Robe of Estate was made by the royal robe-makers Ede and Ravenscroft of purple silk velvet. The goldwork embroidery design features wheat ears and olive branches, symbolising prosperity and peace, surrounding the crowned intertwined EIIR cipher. It took 12 embroideresses, using 18 different types of gold thread, more than 3,500 hours to complete the work between March and May 1953.