• Relive the glorious Coronation Day 60 years ago when a glamorous young Princess became Queen Elizabeth II

    The authority and dignity of the Queen is so etched upon the nation, it's hard to grasp fully the excitement generated by her coronation on 2 June, 1953. To celebrate the moment when a nation still bearing the scars of war was treated to pomp and ceremony on an unprecedented scale we take a look back at stunning images of the occasion. At the centre of the lavish spectacle was the radiant 26-year-old monarch, clad in white silk and laden with jewels, and her attractive young family. Sixteen months before, then Princess Elizabeth, she'd awoken to news of the death of her beloved

  • Prince William and Prince Harry enjoy a rare night out ahead of royal baby's arrival

    With weeks to go until the birth of his first child, Prince William will soon be staying up to the early hours for an entirely different reason, but before he swaps nights out for nappies, the father-to-be headed out with his brother Prince Harry to party in London. The royal pair were spotted emerging from Tonteria nightclub in Sloane Square, where they had spent five hours with friends celebrating at the stag do of one of their closest friends. The Duke, 30, wearing a bright orange Greys cap emblazoned with the words "Born to fish" and a Helly Hansen fleece,

  • Queen's Maids of Honour recreate iconic Coronation photograph

    It was the photograph that best captured the glamour and youth of a reign that has so far spanned some sixty years. Having been crowned Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey earlier in the day, the 27-year-old sovereign posed for a remarkable picture flanked by her six Maids of Honour, all young women from leading aristocratic families. The official photographer on the occasion was the celebrated Cecil Beaton — although he was not everyone's first choice. "The Duke of Edinburgh wanted Baron (the Court Photographer) to take the photographs as he was a good friend", explains one of the

  • Royal memorabilia in honour of Queen's Coronation

    All eyes are on the Queen's Coronation service taking place at Westminster Abbey, which commemorates the pivotal moment when Princess Elizabeth was crowned Queen Elizabeth II, sixty years ago. Royal mania fever has swept the country and to celebrate the big day, commemorative memorabilia has been released for the public to enjoy in honour of the Queen's six-decade reign. Images of Her Majesty, both old and new, have been printed on a wide range of souvenirs and keepsakes, from Coronation mugs to decorative plates to luxury cushions. HELLO! Online has put together a selection of the luxury memorabilia and Coronation-inspired products that