King George VI and Queen Elizabeth were crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth as well ass Emperor and Empress of India at Westminster Abbey in London on this day in 1937. Take a look at scenes from the Coronation below- Click HERE to learn about King George VI and HERE for Queen Elizabeth.
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth rode from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey in the Gold State Coach.
The King was crowned and anointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury. He was crowed with Edward the Confessor’s Crown.
The Queen was crowned with her new crown, which featured the famous Koh-i-Noor diamond.
In the Royal box sat Queen Mary (wearing her crown), Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, Queen Maud of Norway (wearing her Maltese Circlet Tiara), Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester (wearing her Honeysuckle Tiara), Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent (wearing the Kent Fringe Tiara and her girandole earrings), Princess Mary, Countess of Harewood (wearing her sapphire tiara), Princess Helena Victoria (wearing her Honeysuckle Tiara), Princess Marie Louise (wearing her Cartier India Tiara), Lady Patricia Ramsay (wearing the Connaught Fringe Tiara), Princess Arthur, Duchess of Fife (wearing the Fife Tiara), Lady Elphinstone (wearing the Lotus Tiara), Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone (wearing the Teck Ears of Wheat Tiara), and the Marchioness of Carisbrooke (wearing Queen Victoria’s Strawberry Leaf Tiara) among others.
The Royal Dukes sat in front of the Peers.
In the back row of one of the stand sat the foreign royals. From L-R; Crown Prince Olav of Norway, Crown Princess Martha of Norway (wearing Queen Josephine’s Emerald Tiara), Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden, Crown Princess Louise of Sweden (wearing the Braganza Tiara), Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Crown Princess Ingrid of Denmark (wearing the Pearl Poire Tiara), Prince Paul of Yugoslavia, and Princess Olga of Yugoslavia (wearing the Ruby Wreath Tiara)
After returning to Buckingham Palace, the King, Queen, Princesses, and Queen mary waved to the crowds from the famous balcony of Buckingham Palace.
For Official Portraits, the King wore the Imperial State Crown.
The King and Queen also posed with members of the royal family, including Queen Maud of Norway.