Cecil Beaton, The Coronation - Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Cecil Beaton, The Coronation - Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Cecil Beaton
Gelatin silver print
2 June 1953
Museum no. PH.1551-1987
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The Coronation portraits were widely published and the Queen sent out numerous presentation prints as official gifts. Copies of this full-length portrait were given to the royal family and members of Prince Philip's family. The Queen's Coronation gown was designed by couturier Norman Hartnell and exquisitely embroidered with the floral emblems of the countries of the Commonwealth.