The Queen after coronation on 2 June, 1953
The Queen after coronation on 2 June, 1953. Photo: Royal Collection

Buckingham Palace is hosting an exhibition featuring dresses, jewellery and almost every item used on the day of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II - 2 June, 1953.

The exhibition, named The Queen's Coronation 1953, marks the 60th anniversary of that event and is an attempt to re-create memories from the day. It brings together, for the first time since Coronation Day, the array of dresses, uniforms and robes worn by the royal family.

The exhibition also showcases paintings and objects used on the day, to recreate the atmosphere of the occasion.

Some of the more interesting highlights of the display include the Queen's coronation dress, coronation outfits of Prince Charles and Princess Anne, an invitation to the coronation, the coronation pen, the plan of the coronation theatre, a coronation portrait of the Queen, jewellery worn by the Queen, the throne and so on.

The exhibition will open to visitors on 27 July and run till 29 September.

Meanwhile, scroll down to view photos from a media preview of the exhibition...