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...

The 1820 Diamond Diadem is one of the most vital exhibits. The Queen wore this diadem for the journey to Westminster Abbey. It was designed and made by Rundell, Bridge & Rundell in 1820 for George IV’s coronation the following year.Reuters
the newly crowned Queen Elizabeth II sat on this Throne Chair or Chair of Homage after the act of crowning during the coronation ceremony on on 2 June,1953.Reuters
The robe and uniform worn by Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, on the day of the Queen's coronation will also be on display.Reuters
The dress and robe was worn by the Queen for her coronation that happened more than a year after her accession to the throne.Reuters
The Queen wore this 5.5 metre long Robe of State, a hand woven silk velvet cloak, which was carried by the Queen's maids of honour. The dresses worn by the Maids of Honour are also a part of the exhibition.Reuters
The Coronation Dress and Robe of Queen Elizabeth is on display at Buckingham Palace before the exhibition is opened to visitors.Reuters
Exhibition's curator Caroline de Guitaut poses while rearranging the Coronation Banquet exhibit.Reuters
The Coronation Banquet exhibit is shown as it was on the day of coronation 60 years ago.Reuters
The Queen after coronation on 2 June, 1953. Photo: Royal Collection