The Most Beautiful Royal Gowns Ever Worn
6. Queen Elizabeth, 1953
For the coronation of Elizabeth II, the royal wore an intricate gown with an ultra-long cape while posing with the Duke of Edinburgh at Westminster Abbey in London. For her coronation day, the queen's gown was designed by Norman Hartnell. The dress was made of a white duchess satin, and was embroidered with floral emblems representing the commonwealth countries in a gold and silver thread. The George IV State diadem was made for the King in 1821 for his coronation, and had later been worn by Queen Victoria and Queen Mary. Queen Elizabeth II also wore the crown, which holds 1,3333 diamonds, for her coronation.