x.x.x.x | Message modified by user Nellie January 27, 2013, 7:32 am
After the Queen was divested of her diadem, jewels except earrings, Garter collar, and crimson robe, from Barker -
‘The Queen, white garbed, bareheaded, moved forward to her anointing in King Edward’s Chair.’
Of the robes now put on after the anointing, Barker says -
‘The first of these royal vestures was the Colobium Sindonis - a ‘muslin undergarment’.
It was made of white linen cambric, sleeveless, and opened at the side so that it passed easily over the Queen’s beautiful Hartnell gown. The ancient world once knew this garment - it was the tunica - or talaris - worn by all classes of society, by both men and women. The Emperors of Byzantium wore it at their coronations.’
I am still tracking down the version worn by George VI.
So this pic is not prior to the Anointing, as the caption says, and as I always thought.
Edit: and correction - yes, this pic is prior to the Anointing. The Queen is wearing another white garment - see http://members.boardhost.com/coronation/msg/1359230951.html
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