- The Queen’s coronation gown was designed by Norman Hartnell where he hid a good luck charm – an extra four-leaf shamrock on the left side of her skirt.
- Her Gown was Top Secret The Queen’s coronation gown was designed by Norman Hartnell and was kept top secret until the Coronation day. A policeman guarded the door where the dress was being sewn by the Royal School of Needlework. The school eventually decided that everyone with the school would sew a stitch onto the dress; in order to do this they covered up the dress and each person sewed one stitch in.
- The Queen has worn the gown 6 times since the coronation.
- Her Majesty wore The George IV State Diadem- the crown depicted on stamps – on her way to the coronation. Made in 1820, the Diadem features national symbols: roses, shamrocks and thistles with 1,333 diamonds and 169 pearls. She wears the same diadem traveling to and from the State Opening of Parliament.
- The St. Edward’s Crown, made in 1661, was placed on the head of The Queen during the Coronation service. It weighs 4 pounds and 12 ounces and is made of solid gold. Edward’s Crown is only used at the point of crowning, the Imperial State Crown is used at every occasion requiring a crown from then.
- She wore the Imperial State Crown returning to Buckingham Palace. It contained four pearls that were believed to have been earrings of Queen Elizabeth I.
The Crown: Music from the Coronation
Sunday, March 3, 2019
7:00 pm | Sanctuary
Celebrate the 66th anniversary of the coronation Queen Elizabeth II! The PRUMC Chancel Choir, Georgia Boy Choir, Orchestra, and Great Organ will perform highlights from this historic occasion.
Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
3180 Peachtree Road, NE | Atlanta, Georgia 30305
404.266.2373 | www.prumc.org