Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Robes & Coronets

Here is a fascinating little film about the preparation of the clothes and jewellery for the 1953 Coronation of ELIZABETH II.

I have written in detail about peers' coronets here.

Ede and Ravenscroft is proud to hold  three Royal Warrants, an honour shared by only a small number of other companies. They are currently appointed as robe makers to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

The film shows racks of boxes containing coronation robes, Men looking at the boxes; opening metal hat box and removing coronets; polishing coronet; robes; tailors working repairing and remodelling robes;  Tailoress working on ermine cape; Woman stitching tassel on coronet.


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Timothy Belmont said...

Golly, I'll have a look!

James M said...

Ede & Ravenscroft were one of the main suppliers of university gowns when I was at Cambridge. They were widely known, not without some justification as "Greed & Raving Snob" .....