The Crown Jewels 1998 states that Queen Victoria removed her diadem and Parliament robes in St Edward’s Chapel and emerged bare headed wearing the Colobium Sindonis and the Supertunica.
“Emerging bare-headed from the Chapel, as she noted in her Journal, the Queen took her place in St Edwards Chair, beneath a canopy, before the Archbishop anointed her head and hands in the form of a cross.”
The reference earlier here is from a blog which appears to have an incomplete extract from Queen Victoria's Journal.
I do not have access to the online Journal but I do hope some member does have access and can supply a fuller extract for us here.
I have no reason to doubt the 1998 version, which was 15 years in preparation, because the authors who contributed to that vast work had access to more or less everything available, including the Royal Archives.
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