To celebrate The Queen’s historic Platinum Jubilee, there will be three special displays to mark her long reign. The displays will be linked to three significant occasions in her reign – the accession, the coronation and previous Jubilees.
At the summer opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace, The Queen’s accession will be celebrated with portraits taken by Dorothy Wilding, alongside items of her jewellery that she is wearing in the portraits. Also included in the display will be The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara, which was given by Queen Mary to her granddaughter as a wedding present.
Platinum Jubilee: The Queen’s Ascension will be at Buckingham Palace from 22 July to 2 October 2022.
Windsor Castle will play host to the Coronation Dress and the Robe of Estate worn by The Queen during her coronation at Westminster Abbey. The dress was designed by the British couturier Sir Norman Hartnell, and it was created in the finest white duchesse satin, richly embroidered in a lattice-work effect with an iconographic scheme of national and Commonwealth floral emblems in gold and silver thread and pastel-coloured silks, encrusted with seed pearls, sequins and crystals.
The Robe of Estate was made by the royal robe-makers Ede and Ravenscroft of purple silk velvet woven by the firm of Warner & Sons and was embroidered at the Royal School of Needlework. The goldwork embroidery design features wheat ears, and olive branches, symbolising prosperity and peace, surrounding the crowned intertwined EIIR cipher.
Platinum Jubilee: The Queen’s Coronation will be at Windsor Castle from 7 July to 26 September 2022.
The Palace of Holyroodhouse will play host to a collection of outfits worn by The Queen during the celebrations of the Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees. In 1977, the royal couturier Sir Hardy Amies designed an ensemble of a dress, a coat and a stole in pink silk crepe and chiffon with a matching hat designed by Simone Mirman with flower heads hanging from silk stems.
The display at the Palace of Holyroodhouse will be from July to September 2022. The exact dates will be confirmed in due course.
Each display will be included in the price of a general admission ticket.