Exhibitions for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
The Royal Collection Trust, the charity which manages the royal palaces and their openings, has announced new exhibitions to mark the historic occasion of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The displays will take place at a number of residences, including Buckingham Palace and will focus on three distinct areas – the Accession, the Coronation and the Jubilees. There will also be an exhibitions at the Imperial War Museum in Lambeth, London.
The Queen’s Accession, Buckingham Palace
The State Rooms at Buckingham Palace will feature a display looking at The Queen’s accession to the throne in February 1952. On display will be examples from the remarkable series of portraits taken by Dorothy Wilding, that formed the basis of The Queen’s image on stamps and in British embassies across the world until 1971. Also featured will be The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara, which was a wedding gift to Princess Victoria Mary of Teck, later Queen Mary, on the occasion of her marriage to the future King George V in 1893. The diamond tiara was made by E. Wolff & Co for R & S. Garrard in a scrolled and pierced foliate form. This tiara was given as a wedding present to Elizabeth by Queen Mary, for her and Philip’s special day on 20 November 1947.
See also: Remembering the Platinum Jubilee – Commemorative Gifts to Treasure