Coronation Ceremonies In Pictures


Tower of London, Crown Jewels. The Mantle – the outer robe shown above – was made for George IV in 1821 and is woven with various national emblems; the Supertunica underneath was made for George V in 1911. The Stole, at right, was made new for the 1953 coronation and incorporated plant and flower emblems from the Commonwealth just as the coronation gown did.