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The Coronation Roll
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The Duke of Wellington bearing The Queen’s Crown in procession, wearing Coronation Robes made for the 1st Duke of Wellington in 1821
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Duke of Wellington OBE

The Duke of Wellington bore The Queen’s Crown from the Great West Door to the High Altar during The King’s Procession into the Abbey.

For the occasion, The Duke wore the Coronation robes originally created for his ancestor, the famous First Duke of Wellington for the Coronation of King George IV in 1821, making them more than 200 years old.

These magnificent robes went on display following the Coronation with other items at Apsley House, the historic London home of the Dukes of Wellington.