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Queen Elizabeth II - 60th Anniversary of Coronation

ON 2 JUNE 2013, WE CELEBRATE THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CORONATION OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II Here are five interesting facts about the day in 1953. The Coronation Bouquet was presented by the Worshipful Company of Gardener. The all-white bouquet comprised orchids and lilies-of-the-valley from England, stephanotis from Scotland, and carnations from Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man, with additional orchids from Wales. Buckingham Palace housemaids, chefs and gardeners gathered inside the Grand Hall at Buckingham Palace to see The Queen leave for Westminster Abbey. Prince Charles created history when he became the first child to witness his mother's coronation as Sovereign. Princess Anne did not attend the ceremony as she was considered too young. After the crown, the orb, also made in 1661, was the most important piece of regalia. It is a globe of gold surrounded by a cross girdled by a band of diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphire and pearls with a large amethyst at the summit. Coronation Chicken was invented for the foreign guests of the Coronation. The food had to be prepared in advance, and Constance Spry proposed a recipe of cold chicken in a curry cream sauce with a well-seasoned dressed salad of rice, green peas and mixed herbs. Designed by Kevin McAleer for the British Consulate-General New York. Facts from @UKinNew York

Queen Elizabeth II - 60th Anniversary of Coronation

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This infographic was produced to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and provides interesting facts about the 1953 event.


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