Buckingham Palace – Queens Coronation Exhibition


As you already know from my previous post on Friday, I was invited to visit the Queens Coronation Exhibition which took place inside the Queens lovely home, Buckingham Palace. I was invited as press as the exhibition wasn’t yet open to the public and I got an amazing tour of the Queens home in the process. My boyfriend and I (along with other press) had to go through airport style security before being allowed to enter Buckingham Palace (which I am glad they have as it helps keep it very well protected). We also had to go through the normal guidelines and etiquette, which meant we weren’t able to take photos in most of the palace, only within the room of the exhibition, for security purposes. I fully understand this as I know how photos can be used in a criminal way, so that’s fine. I was sad that I couldn’t take photos though because Buckingham Palace is incredible! There are so many amazing rooms that look so royal and posh, it’s really one of the most beautiful homes I have ever had the pleasure of being inside.

The exhibition itself was really amazing to see as well, we got to watch videos and see all of the clothing, jewellery and furniture used during her majesties coronation back in 1953. Her jewel encrusted gown with the long train robe (just below) was immaculate, the details sewn on and the beautiful design was such an honour to see in person. I also saw her crown, her diamond and silver/gold jewellery, the popes robes, the princesses and princes dresses and outfits, more royal crowns and the chair Elizabeth II sat at to be crowned Queen of England. I honestly can’t express how wonderful it was to be invited to such an event like this and see first hand the amazing clothing worn on such a memorable occasion. There was a video interview taking place by the Queens gown and also the Coronation has been covered on the Telegraph and by the Daily Mail. So this is why I was very honoured to be invited along with such big tabloids. You can see all of the photos below from the exhibition and also my outfit as well.

I was wearing my H&M Bow Top, my Paige Denim Jimmy Jimmy Shorts, my New Look Black & Gold Sandals, my Daniel Wellington Watch and my Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Pixie Bag in Coral. I shot my outfit photos in the Buckingham Palace gardens in London among the beautiful ponds, trees and scenery. I feel like I was a bit under-dressed actually for the whole event, but it was really hot and with all the travelling to London and back, I couldn’t have worn something more conservative. I definitely recommend that you visit Buckingham Palace if you get the chance though! For a souvenir, I bought a golden coin with Palace engravings on it and it’s really pretty. The coin will definitely help me remember such a special day! Do you like my outfit and the photos? Comment and let me know what you think!


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Here are the rest of the photos of my outfit from the day out, taken in the gardens of Buckingham Palace, which by the way are absolutely stunning!

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My lovely boyfriend and I in the Queens garden!


My boyfriend had a Royal strawberry cake and Cappuccino lol.

Finally, here are some photos from within the palace!

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  1. July 28, 2013 / 7:31 pm

    Thankyou for sharing these Lorna, they are wonderful, what an experience to go and see all of the collection. The palace looks amazing, and so big, really nice post x

    • Lorna
      July 28, 2013 / 7:31 pm

      You are welcome ali! It was definitely amazing there!

    • October 16, 2015 / 11:04 am

      Its just amazing – wish I were in your place. U r so lucky

      • October 16, 2015 / 3:14 pm

        Thank you!

    • Lorna
      July 28, 2013 / 11:41 pm

      Thank you so much!!

    • Lorna
      July 28, 2013 / 11:40 pm

      They really were!

    • Lorna
      July 28, 2013 / 11:40 pm

      Thanks Carola ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. David
    July 28, 2013 / 11:59 pm

    now we’re talking!! ๐Ÿ˜› insane legs your highness! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Lorna
      July 29, 2013 / 12:04 am

      Lol well why didn’t you like my other shorts outfits??

      • David
        July 29, 2013 / 12:08 am

        I did? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ so why no ass shot? ๐Ÿ™

        • Lorna
          July 29, 2013 / 12:14 am

          You never commented on them! And butt shots are not appropriate inside Buckingham Palace!

          • David
            July 29, 2013 / 12:19 am

            maybe i missed one or two post, didn’t know you would be this upset ๐Ÿ™ sry. well, sure it is, if it’s not on the Queen herself :/

            • Lorna
              July 29, 2013 / 12:22 am

              Lol no I’m not upset, I was confused because this is really similar to one of my outfits 2 weeks ago, almost identical ๐Ÿ™‚

              • David
                July 29, 2013 / 12:26 am

                gotta check it out, think I was busy with a soccer tournament with my team.

                • Lorna
                  July 29, 2013 / 12:37 am

                  Oh ok!

                  • David
                    July 29, 2013 / 12:44 am

                    satisfied? ๐Ÿ™‚

                    • Lorna
                      July 29, 2013 / 12:49 am

                      Lol sure ๐Ÿ™‚

                  • David
                    July 29, 2013 / 12:55 am

                    butt I’m not! ๐Ÿ™

  3. July 29, 2013 / 12:26 am

    These pictures are amazing and priceless! Wish one day I can make it to there to visit too!

    • Lorna
      July 29, 2013 / 12:37 am

      Thanks Kiwi!

    • Lorna
      July 29, 2013 / 2:50 pm

      They really were!

    • Lorna
      July 29, 2013 / 2:50 pm

      Thanks Carolina!

  4. July 29, 2013 / 1:46 pm

    amazing pics and nice your look!
    Now i follow you on bloglovin, i hope you follow me back!

    Passa a trovarmi VeryFP

    • Lorna
      July 29, 2013 / 2:25 pm

      Thank you very much Veronica!

    • Lorna
      July 29, 2013 / 2:51 pm

      Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad you like it!

    • Lorna
      July 29, 2013 / 3:26 pm

      Thank you Nicoletta!

    • Lorna
      July 29, 2013 / 4:53 pm

      Thank you Sophia ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Lorna
      July 29, 2013 / 4:53 pm

      Thank you mari!

    • Lorna
      July 29, 2013 / 8:45 pm

      Thank you Mafaida!

  5. July 30, 2013 / 5:04 pm

    This is incredible! I’m always so jealous of Europeans and their palaces! All we have is a big white house in America lol! Hopefully I can make a trip soon and check out this beautiful place! Thanks for sharing!



    • Lorna
      July 30, 2013 / 11:01 pm

      If you are visiting a palace I definitely recommend it be the Queens, it doesn’t really get more royal than that! I’m not sure what other palaces there are in Europe though, I only know of the ones here in the UK!

  6. kristine paro
    August 1, 2013 / 9:21 pm

    hi lora!!! everything is just awe to me… i wonder if ever the next girl queen to be crown will wear the same dress or new ones will be made ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Lorna
      August 1, 2013 / 9:29 pm

      New ones will be made ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t think they repeat the dresses. I am looking forward to seeing what Kate will wear though!

  7. Adam
    August 5, 2013 / 7:37 pm

    Great pictures from inside the Palace! And the grounds too! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Lorna
      August 5, 2013 / 8:02 pm

      Thanks Adam!

  8. Sophie
    August 16, 2013 / 8:56 pm

    First of all – you and your bf are so cute together.
    Cute outfit, I so love your pixie bag and paige shorts.
    That dessert – om nom nom ^.^

    • Lorna
      August 16, 2013 / 8:57 pm

      Thank you Sophie! It’s really nice to see you commenting again as well! He is adorable for sure!

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