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Exhibition of Queen's coronation to take place
Jan 25, 2013, 12:02 GMT
An exhibition of Queen Elizabeth's clothes from her coronation is to take place at Westminster Abbey.
The exhibit will feature robes and jewellery worn by the British monarch for her Coronation on June 2, 1953, as well as clothing worn by the Duke of Edinburgh.
Also included will be the outfits worn by both the Prince of Wales and Princess Anne, who were four years old and two years old respectively.
The exhibition will be part of the annual summer opening of Buckingham Palace, which runs from July 27 to September 29.
Caroline de Guitaut, the curator of the exhibition, said: 'The 60th anniversary of Her Majesty's Coronation provides a marvellous occasion to exhibit these charming clothes alongside the grand dresses and robes of the Royal family.
'The children's outfits help to remind us of the Queen as Sovereign and, at the same time, a mother of two young children.'
The children's outfits were supplied by the Miss Hodgson, of Sloane Street, west London.
Other mementos which will be on display include Prince Charles' personal invitation to the event, decorated with soldiers, a lion and unicorn by Joan Hassall, daughter of the famed illustrator John Hassall. Princess Margaret didn't attend the event, as she was deemed too young.
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