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Friday, 1 June 2012

The Coronation Gown...

The coronation gown was ordered in October 1952.

It was designed by Norman Hartnell.

It took 8 months of research, design and work to complete.

A team of 3 dressmakers, 6 embroideresses and the Royal School of Needlework prepared the gown.

It was made from satin, at the Queen's request and embroidered with gold bullion thread, seed pearls, crystals and coloured silks.

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The embroidery was of floral emblems of the countries in the UK and Commonwealth countries.

England Tudor Rose

Scotland Thistle

Welsh Leek

Irish Shamrock

Canadian Maple Leaf

Australian  Wattle

New Zealand  Silver Birch

South African Protea

Indian Lotus Flower

Pakistan   Wheat, Cotton and Jute

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