Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

22/1/2012

‘We were the Queen’s Coronation Spice Girls!’: A disastrous perm, fainting fits and nightclubbing with Arab sheiks

It was a photograph that captured the youth, glamour and femininity of what would come to be called the new Elizabethan age.

Britain’s 27-year-old Queen had been crowned in Westminster Abbey earlier that day, June 2, 1953, and now she poses for photographs in Buckingham Palace. She is wearing the Imperial State Crown and the exquisite Coronation gown designed by Sir Norman Hartnell. The 21ft ermine-trimmed velvet Purple Robe of Estate flows from her shoulders. for more click here

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