MAGNIFICENT FINERY: THE QUEEN’S CORONATION 1953
with Caroline de Guitaut, Deputy Surveyor of The Queen’s Works of Art
7:00pm – 8:00pm, Tuesday 4th October 2022
Online Lecture with Q&A
ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST / © HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2021
In the year of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this lecture explores dress and jewels worn by HM The Queen and other members of the royal family for the Coronation on 2 June 1953. The Queen’s Coronation Dress designed by Sir Norman Hartnell and the Robe of Estate, embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework evoked both the tradition and continuity of monarchy but with a modern feel to reflect the ‘new Elizabethan era’.
Caroline de Guitaut
Caroline de Guitaut is Deputy Surveyor of The Queen’s Works of Art at Royal Collection Trust, responsible for a collection of over 700,000 works of art including furniture, sculpture, jewellery and fashion and textiles. Curator of numerous Royal Collection exhibitions and author of accompanying catalogues, her publications include Fabergé in the Royal Collection (2003), Royal Fabergé (2011), Diamonds a Jubilee Celebration (2012), The Queen’s Coronation 1953 (2013) and Russia: Art, Royalty and the Romanovs (2018). Caroline is a trustee of the Hermitage Foundation UK and the Royal Yacht Britannia Trust.