Coronation portrait of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip

The 1953 Coronation Honours were appointments by Queen Elizabeth II to various orders and honours on the occasion of her coronation on 2 June 1953. The honours were published in The London Gazette on 1 June 1953.[1][2][3]

The recipients of honours are displayed here as they were styled before their new honour. They are arranged by honour, with classes (Knight, Knight Grand Cross, etc.) and then divisions (Military, Civil, etc.) as appropriate.

United Kingdom and the Commonwealth

Peerages

Viscounts

Barons

Privy Counsellors

The Queen appointed the following to Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council:

Baronetcies

Knights Bachelor

Queensland, Australia

South Australia

Tasmania

Southern Rhodesia

Colonies, Protectorates, etc.

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath

Knights Grand Cross (GCB)

Military Division
Civil Division

Knights Commander (KCB)

Military Division
Civil Division

Companions (CB)

Military Division
Civil Division

Royal Victorian Chain

Royal Victorian Order

Dames Grand Cross (GCVO)

Knights Grand Cross (GCVO)

Dames Commander (DCVO)

Knights Commander (KCVO)

Commanders (CVO)

Fourth Class

Fifth Class

Order of Merit (OM)

The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George

Knights Grand Cross (GCMG)

Honorary Knight Grand Cross

Knights Commander (KCMG)

Honorary Knight Commander

Companions (CMG)

Honorary Companion

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Queen Elizabeth II formally presenting Sultan Mohamoud Ali Shirreh his honors (Aden, 1954)[5]

Knights Grand Cross (GBE)

Military Division
Civil Division
Honorary Knight Grand Cross

Dames Commander (DBE)

Military Division
Civil Division

Knights Commander (KBE)

Military Division
Civil Division
Honorary Knights Commander

Commanders (CBE)

Military Division
Civil Division
Honorary Commanders

Officers (OBE)

Military Division
Civil Division
Diplomatic Service and Overseas List
Colonies, Protectorates, etc
Colonial Service
Honorary Officers

Members (MBE)

Military Division
Honorary Members
Civil Division
Diplomatic Service and Overseas List
Colonies, Protectorates, etc
Colonial Service
Honorary Members

Order of the Companions of Honour (CH)

Royal Victorian Medals

Silver

Queen's Commendations for Valuable Service in the Air

Royal Red Crosses

First Class (RRC)

Second Class (ARRC)

Air Force Crosses (AFC)

Awarded a Bar to the Air Force Cross (AFC*)

Air Force Medals (AFM)

British Empire Medals (BEM)

The British Empire Medal for meritorious service

Military Division

Civil Division

United Kingdom
State of South Australia
Colonial Empire

Imperial Service Order (ISO)

Home Civil Service
Australian States and Southern Rhodesia
Colonial Civil Service

King's Police and Fire Services Medals (KPFSM)

For Distinguished Service
Police – England and Wales
Police – Scotland
Fire Service – England and Wales
Fire Service – Scotland
Police – Colonies, Protected States and Trust Territories

Colonial Police Medals for Meritorious Service

Bechuanaland Protectorate
Swaziland
Colonial Empire

New Zealand

Main article: 1953 Coronation Honours (New Zealand)

Ceylon

Main article: 1953 Coronation Honours (Ceylon)

Pakistan

Main article: 1953 Coronation Honours (Pakistan)

References

  1. ^ "No. 39863". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1 June 1953. pp. 2939–2993.
  2. ^ "Queen's Coronation Honours". The Times: 14. 1 June 1953.
  3. ^ New Zealand list: "No. 39866". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1 June 1953. pp. 3003–3006.
  4. ^ a b c "11 Australian Knights". The Courier-Mail. 1 June 1953. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  5. ^ McAteer, William (2008). To be a nation: being the third part of The history of Seychelles, 1920–1976. Pristine Books. p. 41. ISBN 978-9993180920. Retrieved 17 February 2018.