Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
A formal portrait on the occasion of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II (right) with her Maids of Honour in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace in London on 2nd June 1953. In selecting six Maids of Honour instead of pages to bear her velvet train throughout the Coronation ceremony, the Queen followed the precedent of Queen Victoria. Lady Moyra Hamilton (now Lady Moyra Campbell), Lady Anne Coke (now The Rt Hon The Lady Glenconner), Lady Rosemary Spencer-Churchill (now Lady Rosemary Muir), Lady Mary Baillie-Hamilton (now Lady Mary Russell), Lady Jane Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby (now The Rt Hon The Baroness Willoughby de Eresby), Lady Jane Vane-Tempest-Stewart (now The Rt Hon The Lady Rayne). (Photo by Paul Popper/Popperfoto via Getty Images)
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June 02, 1953
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