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List of participants in Queen Elizabeth II coronation procession

The procession for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II was an element of the ceremony in which court, clerical, governmental, and parliamentary officials from around the Commonwealth of Nations moved in a set order of precedence through the streets of London, England, and into Westminster Abbey, where the coronation took place.

The Chaplains

Office Person/Title
The Abbey Beadle Mr. G. F. Calvert
The Chaplains The Very Reverend Professor John Baillie, D.D.
The Reverend Thomas Malcolm Layng, CBE, MC, M.A.
The Reverend Canon L. M. Andrews, CVO, MBE, MC, M.A.
The Reverend Prebendary A. R. H. Grant, CVO, TD, D.D.
The Reverend A. Nevile Davidson, D.D.
The Reverend Canon Henry Spencer Stephenson, M.A.
The Reverend Philip Thomas Byard Clayton, CH, MC, M.A.
The Reverend Canon C. E. Raven, D.D.
The Reverend Canon Guy Rogers, MC, B.D.
The Domestic Chaplains The Reverend John Lamb, CVO, B.D.
The Reverend Hector Anderson, MVO, B.D.
The Reverend Maurice Foxell, MVO, M.A.
The Representatives of the Free Churches
The Chairman of the Congregational Union of England and Wales Ebenezer Cunningham, Esq., M.A.
The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church Of England The Right Reverend Professor T. W. Manson, M.A., D.Litt.
The President of the Baptist Union The Reverend Henry Bonser
The President of the Methodist Conference The Reverend Colin Roberts
The Moderator of the Free Church Federal Council The Reverend Hugh Martin, M.A., D.D.
The Representatives of the Church of Scotland
Ex-Moderator of the General Assembly (1948) The Very Reverend Alexander Macdonald, D.D.
Ex-Moderator of the General Assembly (1946) The Very Reverend John McKenzie, CIE, D.D.
The Moderator of the General Assembly The Right Reverend Professor James Pitt Watson, D.D.
The Dean and Prebendaries of Westminster
The Prebendaries Virger Mr. A. J. R. Greaves
The Cross of Westminster borne by The Reverend C. Hildyard, M.A.
as deputy to the Minor Canon and Sacrist, Reverend Jocelyn H. T. Perkins, CVO, D.D.
The Reverend Canon Edward Carpenter, Ph.D.
Archdeacon The Venerable Adam Fox, D.D.
The Reverend Canon Charles Smyth, M.A.
The Reverend Canon Stephen Marriott, M.A.
The Dean's Virger Mr. G. C. Drake, MVO
Dean of Westminster The Very Reverend Alan Campbell Don, KCVO, D.D.

The Officers of the Orders of Knighthood

Office Person/Title
Heralds I
Fitzalan Pursuivant Extraordinary Alexander Colin Cole, Esq.
Portcullis Pursuivant of Arms Charles St Clair, Master of Sinclair
Rouge Dragon Pursuivant of Arms Robin de la Lanne-Mirrlees, Esq.
Kintyre Pursuivant of Arms Captain Rupert Iain Kay
Unicorn Pursuivant of Arms Lieut.-Colonel Gordon Dalyell of the Binns, CIE
Carrick Pursuivant of Arms James M. Grant, Esq.
The Officers of the Order of Knighthood
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
The Gentleman Usher of the Purple Rod Sir Ernest Arthur Gowers, GCB, GBE
The Secretary Sir GCVO, MC
The King of Arms Air Marshal Sir Charles Roderick Carr, KBE, CB, DFC, AFC
The Royal Victorian Order
The Chaplain The Reverend Cyril Cresswell, CVO, M.A.
The Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George
The Gentleman Usher of the Blue Rod Admiral Sir KCMG, CB
The Registrar Sir Percivale Liesching, GCMG, KCB
The King of Arms Sir (George) Nevile (Maltby) Bland, KCMG, KCVO
The Secretary Sir Thomas Lloyd, GCMG, KCB.
The Prelate The Right Reverend Wilfred Marcus Askwith, D.D.
Bishop of Blackburn
The Most Honourable Order of the Bath
The deputy Secretary Brigadier Ivan De la Bere, CVO, CBE
The Gentleman Usher of the Scarlet Rod Major-General Douglas Neil Wimberley, CB, DSO, MC
The Registrar and Secretary Air Vice-Marshal Sir CMG, DSO, AFC
Bath King of Arms Air Chief Marshal Sir James Milne Robb, GCB, KBE, DSO, DFC, AFC
The Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle
The Gentleman Usher of the Green Rod Colonel Sir Edward Daymonde Stevenson, KCVO, MC
The Most Noble Order of the Garter
The Register Dean of Windsor, The Right Reverend Eric Knightley Chetwode Hamilton, M.A.
The Chancellor Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax KG, OM, GCSI, GCIE, TD
his coronet carried by his page
Benedick Peake, Esq.
Heralds II
Marchmont Herald Lieut.-Colonel John William Balfour Paul, DSO
Rothesay Herald Lieut.-Colonel Harold Andrew Balvaird Lawson
Albany Herald Major Charles Ian Fraser of Reelig

The Standards

Office Person/Title
The Standard of Ceylon
borne by Sir Edwin A. P. Wijeyeratne, KBE
The Standard of Pakistan
borne by Mirza Abol Hassan Ispahani
The Standard of the Union of South Africa
borne by Dr. Albertus L. Geyer
The Standard of New Zealand
borne by Sir Frederick Widdowson Doidge, KCMG
The Standard of the Commonwealth of Australia
borne by Sir Thomas Walter White, KBE, DFC, VD
The Standard of Canada
borne by Norman Alexander Robertson
The Union Standard
borne by Captain John Lindley Marmion Dymoke (the Queen's Champion)
The Standard of the Principality of Wales
borne by the William Ormsby-Gore, 4th Baron Harlech, KG, GCMG
his coronet carried by his page
Julian Ormsby-Gore, Esq.[1]
Standards of the Quarterings of the Royal Arms

borne by William Sidney, 6th Baron De L'Isle and Dudley, VC
his coronet carried by his page
George Jeffreys, Esq..
Edward Stanley, 18th Earl of Derby, MC
his coronet carried by his page
Henry Milles-Lade, Viscount Trowley
Henry Scrymgeour-Wedderburn, 11th Earl of Dundee, Hereditary Royal Standard-Bearer for Scotland
his coronet carried by his page
Christopher James Makins, Esq.
The Royal Standard
borne by Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, KG, GCB, DSO
his coronet carried by his page
Nicholas Wright, Esq.

Members of the Royal Household

Office Person/Title
Members of the Royal Household
The Vice-Chamberlain of the Household Sir Henry Gray Studholme
The Treasurer of the Household Sir Cedric Drewe[2]
The Comptroller of the Household Major Sir Roger John Edward Conant
The Keeper of the Jewel House
bearing on a cushion
the Ring, the Armills, and the Sword for the Offering
Alexander Hardinge, 2nd Baron Hardinge of Penshurst, GCB, GCVO, MC
acting for Major-General Sir Hervey Degge Wilmot Sitwell, CB, MC
Heralds III
Bluemantle Pursuivant James A. Frere, Esq.
Rouge Croix Pursuivant John Riddell Bromhead Walker, Esq., MC
The Knights of the Garter
Appointed to hold the Canopy for the Queen's Anointing
Wentworth Beaumont, 2nd Viscount Allendale, KG, CB, CBE, MC
his coronet carried by his page
George Andrew Beaumont
Hugh Fortescue, 5th Earl Fortescue, KG, CB, OBE, MC
his coronet carried by his page James Sherbrooke Waldegrave, Viscount Chewton
Gerald Wellesley, 7th Duke of Wellington, KG
his coronet carried by his page
Michael Thomas Jeremy Clyde, Esq.
William Arthur Henry Cavendish-Bentinck, 7th Duke of Portland, KG
his coronet carried by his page
Hon. Bruce Hacking
The Lord Chamberlain of the Household Lawrence Lumley, 11th Earl of Scarbrough, KG, GCSI, GCIE, TD
his coronet carried by his page
David McEwen, Esq.
The Lord Steward of the Household Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 14th Duke of Hamilton and 11th Duke of Brandon, KT, GCVO, AFC
his coronet carried by his page
Angus Alan Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, Marquess of Clydesdale
The Lord Privy Seal The Right Hon. Henry Frederick Comfort Crookshank

The Prime Ministers of the Members of the Commonwealth

Office Person/Title
The Prime Minister of Ceylon Dudley Shelton Senanayake
The Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Bogra
The Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru
The Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa Daniel François Malan
The Prime Minister of New Zealand Sidney George Holland, CH
The Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia Robert Gordon Menzies, CH, QC
The Prime Minister of Canada Louis Stephen Saint-Laurent, QC
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Sir Winston Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD

The Archbishops and the Lord Chancellor

Office Person/Title
The Cross of York borne by the Reverend T. W. I. Cleasby, M.A.
Archbishop of York The Most Reverend Cyril Forster Garbett, D.D.
attended by the Reverend Prebendary Philip William Wheeldon, OBE, M.A.
The Lord High Chancellor Gavin Turnbull Simonds, 1st Baron Simonds
attended by his Pursebearer T. Cokayne, Esq.
his coronet carried by his page
Andrew Parker-Bowles, Esq.
The Cross of Canterbury borne by the Reverend John S. Long, M.A.
Archbishop of Canterbury The Most Reverend Geoffrey Francis Fisher, D.D.
attended by the Reverend Eric G. Jay, Ph.D.
and the Reverend Canon Ian Hugh White-Thomson, M.A.

The Duke of Edinburgh

Office Person/Title
Heralds IV
Arundel Herald Extraordinary Dermot Michael Macgregor Morrah, Esq.
Norfolk Herald Extraordinary H. S. London, Esq.
Somerset Herald Michael Roger Trappes-Lomax, Esq.
Lord Lyon King of Arms Sir Thomas Innes of Learney, KCVO
Windsor Herald Richard Preston Graham-Vivian, Esq., MC
Harbinger of the Gentlemen at Arms Major-General Arthur Reginald Chater, CB, DSO, OBE
The Standard Bearer Major-General Maurice Anthony Wingfield, CMG, DSO
Three Gentlemen-at-Arms
The Queen's Consort Admiral of the Fleet The Duke of Edinburgh, KG, KT, GBE
his coronet carried by his page
Mr. Nigel Grier-Rees, Midshipman, RN
Three Gentlemen-at-Arms
The Equerry to the Duke of Edinburgh Squadron-Leader Sir Beresford Peter Torrington Horsley, AFC
The Treasurer to the Duke of Edinburgh Lieut-General Sir Frederick Arthur Montague Browning, KBE, CB, DSO
The Private Secretary to the Duke of Edinburgh Lieut.-Commander John Michael Avison Parker, MVO, RN
Serjeant-At-Arms Lieut.-Commander (S) Albert W. Stone, MVO, MSM, RN
Serjeant-At-Arms George A. Titman, Esq., CBE, MVO
Heralds V
Richmond Herald Anthony R. Wagner, Esq.
York Herald Aubrey John Toppin, Esq., MVO
Chester Herald John Dunamace Heaton-Armstrong, Esq., MVO
Lancaster Herald Archibald George Blomefield Russell, Esq., CVO

Bearer of the Regalia

Office Person/Title
Saint Edward's Staff borne by James Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, 3rd Earl of Ancaster, TD
his coronet carried by his page
George John Aird, Esq.
The Sceptre with the Cross borne by Marshal of the Royal Air Force Charles Frederick Algernon Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford KG, GCB, OM, DSO, MC
his coronet carried by his page
Winston Spencer-Churchill, Esq.
a Golden Spur borne by Richard Francis Roger Yarde-Buller, 4th Baron Churston
his coronet carried by his page
Hon. William Grosvenor
a Golden Spur borne by Albert Edward Delaval Astley, 21st Baron Hastings
his coronet carried by his page
Philip Gurdon, Esq.
The Sword of Temporal Justice, or Third Sword borne by Walter Montagu Douglas Scott, 8th Duke of Buccleuch, 10th Duke of Queensberry, KT, GCVO
his coronet carried by his page
Charles John Dawnay, Esq.
Curtana borne by Hugh Percy, 10th Duke of Northumberland
his coronet carried by his page
Edward Elwes, Esq.
The Sword of Spiritual Justice, or Second Sword borne by Alexander Frederic Douglas-Home, 14th Earl of Home
his coronet carried by his page
David Alexander Cospatrick Douglas-Home, Lord Dunglass
Norroy and Ulster King of Arms Sir Gerald Woods Wollaston, KCB, KCVO
Clarenceux King of Arms Sir Arthur William Steuart Cochrane, KCVO
The Lord Mayor of London
bearing the Crystal Sceptre
Sir Rupert de la Bère
Garter Principal King of Arms Sir George Rothe Bellew, CVO
The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod Lieut.-General Sir Brian Gwynne Horrocks, KCB, KBE, DSO, MC
The Lord Great Chamberlain George Horatio Charles Cholmondeley, 5th Marquess of Cholmondeley
his coronet carried by his page
Nicholas James Christopher Lowther, 2nd Viscount Ullswater
The Lord High Steward of Ireland John George Charles Henry Alton Alexander Chetwynd-Talbot, 21st Earl of Shrewsbury
his coronet carried by his page
John Chetwynd-Talbot, Esq
The High Constable of Scotland Gilbert Allan Rowland Boyd, 6th Baron Kilmarnock MBE
standing proxy for
Diana Hay, 23rd Countess of Erroll
his coronet carried by his page
Robin Jordan Boyd
The Great Steward of Scotland David Alexander Robert Lindsay The Earl of Crawford and Balcarres GBE
standing proxy for
The Duke of Rothesay (known outside Scotland as The Duke of Cornwall)
his coronet carried by his page
Thomas Richard Lindsay
The Earl Marshal Bernard Marmaduke Fitzalan-Howard, 16th Duke of Norfolk, KG, GCVO
attended by his two pages
Duncan Henry Davidson, Esq.
Hon. James Reginald Drummond
The Sword of State borne by Robert Arthur James Gascoyne-Cecil, 5th Marquess of Salisbury, KG
his coronet carried by his page
William Hugh Amherst Cecil, Esq.
The Lord High Constable of England Field Marshal Alan Francis Brooke, Viscount Alanbrooke, KG, GCB, OM, DSO
attended by his two pages
Henry Neville Lindley Keswick, Esq.
Charles Anthony Selby McCreery, Esq.
Sceptre with the Dove borne by Frederick Charles Gordon-Lennox, Duke of Richmond and Gordon
his coronet carried by his page
Sir Simon Warley Frederick Benton Jones, Esq.
St. Edward's Crown borne by The Lord High Steward
Admiral of the Fleet
Andrew Browne Cunningham Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, KT, GCB, OM, DSO
attended by his two pages
Julian Alexander Ludovic James, Esq.
Martin Brett, Esq.
The Orb borne by Field Marshal CSI, DSO, MC
his coronet carried by his page
Brian James Alexander
The Paten borne by the Bishop of London, The Right Reverend
John William Charles Wand, D.D.
The Bible borne by the Bishop of Norwich, The Right Reverend
Percy Mark Herbert, D.D.
The Chalice borne by the Bishop of Winchester, The Right Reverend
Alwyn Terrell Petre Williams, D.D.

The Queen

Office Person/Title
The Clerk of the Cheque and Adjudant Lt.-Colonel Hon. Osbert Versey, CMG, CBE
Ten Gentleman-at-Arms
The Bishop of Bath and Wells The Right Reverend Harold William Bradfield, D.D.
The Queen
in Her Royal Robe of crimson Velvet, trimmed with Ermine and bordered with Gold Lace
Wearing the Collar of the Garter; on Her Head a Diadem of precious Stones
The Bishop of Durham The Right Reverend Arthur Michael Ramsey, D.D.
The Lieutenant Brigadier General Sir Harvey Kearsley, KCVO, CMG, DSO
Ten Gentleman-at-Arms
Her Majesty's Train borne by
The Mistress of the Robes
assisted by the Maids of Honour
Mary Cavendish, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire
Lady Jane Antonia Frances Vane-Tempest-Stewart
Lady Mary Baillie-Hamilton
Lady Anne Veronica Coke
Lady Nancy Jane Marie Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby
Lady Moyra Kathleen Hamilton
Lady Rosemary Mildred Spencer-Churchill
the coronet of the Mistress of the Robes carried by her page,
Peregrine Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington
The Groom of the Robes Captain Sir Harold Campbell, KCVO, DSO, RN
Ladies of the Bedchamber (Ann) Fortune FitzRoy, Countess of Euston
Lady Elizabeth Mary Yorke, Countess of Leicester
Women of the Bedchamber Lady Alice Egerton
Mrs. Alexander Abel Smith (Henriette Alice Cadogan), DCVO
Lady Margaret Hay (Lady Margaret Katherine Seymour)
Mrs. Andrew Elphinstone (Jean Frances Hambro)
The Vice-Admiral of the United Kingdom Admiral Sir Martin Eric Dunbar-Nasmith, VC, KCB
The Master of the Horse Henry Hugh Arthur Somerset, 10th Duke of Beaufort KG, GCVO
his coronet carried by his page
Ruben Harford, Esq.
The Gold-Stick-in-Waiting Major-General Sir Richard Granville Hylton Howard-Vyse, KCMG, DSO
The Captain General of the Queen's Bodyguard for Scotland
(The Royal Company of Archers) and Gold Stick for Scotland,
John James Hamilton Dalrymple, 12th Earl of Stair, KT, DSO
his coronet carried by his page
Lord Archibald George Montgomerie
The Rear-Admiral of the United Kingdom Admiral Sir Percy Lockhart Harnam Noble, GBE, KCB, CVO
Lord in Waiting John Scott, 4th Earl of Eldon, KCVO
his coronet carried by his page
Simon Peter Scott
The Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard William Onslow, 6th Earl of Onslow MC, TD
his coronet carried by his page
Michael John Hare, Esq.
The Keeper of Her Majesty's Privy Purse Charles George Vivian Tryon, 2nd Baron Tryon, KCVO, DSO
his coronet carried by his page
Hon. Anthony Tryon
The Private Secretary to the Queen Alan Frederick "Tommy" Lascelles, GCB, GCVO, CMG, MC
The Crown Equerry Colonel Sir Dermot McMorrough Kavanagh, GCVO
The Comptroller Lord Chamberlain's Office Lieut.-Colonel Sir Terence Nugent, GCVO, MC
Equerries to the Queen Group Captain Peter Townsend, CVO, DSO, DFC
Major Sir Michael Edward Adeane, KCVO, CB
Captain Edward John Spencer, Viscount Althorp
Captain Patrick Terence William Span Plunket, 7th Baron Plunket
his coronet carried by his page
Sheridan Frederick Terence Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 5th Marquess of Dufferin and Ava
The Field-Officer-In-Brigade Waiting Colonel Thomas Foley Churchill Winnington, MBE
The Silver-Stick-in-Waiting Colonel Edward John Sutton Ward, MVO, MC
The Clerk of the Cheque and Adjutant of the Yeomen of the Guard Lieut.-Colonel Ralph Charles Bingham, DSO
The Lieutenant of the Yeomen of the Guard Sir Allan Henry Shafto Adair, 6th Baronet Adair, CB, DSO, MC, CB, DSO, MC
Twelve Yeomen of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard


The London Gazette, no. 40020 of 20 November 1953, pp. 6238 ff.

  1. ^ Time magazine
  2. ^ London Gazette
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