IMAG0211 The pomp and ceremony that surrounded the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II held a nation still hobbled by the aftermath of the Second World War transfixed. In Vogue’s Coronation Issue of 1953, it ran a series of portraits of the women attending the Queen.

Amongst whom were the Maids of Honour, who in particular became celebrities in the run up to the Coronation, & iconic beauties in their Hartnell gowns on Coronation Day.

(This is part two of the series I am running on the British Vogue Coronation Issue 1953, to mark the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Part one is here)

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Some of the Queen’s Maids of Honour

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The Countess of Euston, Lady of the Bedchamber. Attendant to the Queen on state & ceremonial occasions.

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The Countess of Leicester, Lady of the Bedchamber. Attendant to the Queen on state & ceremonial occasions.

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Mistress of the Robes, Her Grace, Mary, Duchess of Devonshire. Head of the Ladies of the Royal Household.

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oh how I love those dresses!

simply gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Jubilee!
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The Maids of Honour’s dresses are lovely, but they are not those worn for the actual Coronation.

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Those photos are gorgeous, can’t wait for more!

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Divinely elegant

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Those Hartnell gowns are stunning aren’t they. Is it ok if I pin/tumblr the pic? x

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