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In photos – Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II preparations

by | 6th, February 2012

IN Photos the preparation for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II:

The Gold Carpet to be laid in the Coronation Theatre of Westminster Abbey was being made by Messrs. Templeton’s factory in Glasgow.

The monks at Prinknash Abbey, Painswick, Gloucestershire, were making Coronation souvenirs.

Norman Hartnell, the Royal fashion designer, was pointing out the finer points of the Coronation dress he has designed for Queen Elizabeth the Second.

Women were stitching thousands of new uniforms for the Guards.

Three thousand bearskin hats were being made for the Brigade of Guards at the factory of L Silberston and Sons, Ltd, alongside new scarlet tunics for the Guardsmen, and items of uniform for the Household Cavalry.

Phyllis Albuqeque of Hove, Sussex, was examining a commemorative plate which was amongst the most expensive souvenirs on show at a preview of nearly a thousand Coronation souvenirs chosen by the Coronation Souvenirs Committee of the Council of Industrial Design at the Tea Centre, Regent Street, London.

Ruby Essan was working on the crown for the Coronation robe at the Royal School of

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