It seems to me that, as the granddaughter of a monarch, Princess Alexandra is entitled to wear the coronet with the crosses patee and strawberry leaves.
Normally, princesses wear the smaller version of the coronet for their respective ranks with a velvet cap and ermine base. At the 1953 coronation Princess Alexandra wore a larger sized coronet which looked very similar to the ones devised for QEII and Princess Margaret for the 1937 coronation. The almost medieval style coronets were an innovation in 1937 designed to suit the then children.
The question which interests me is - did Princess Alexandra wear one belonging to QEII or Princess Margaret or was a new one made for her?
The next question is why would a Princess who was then 16 be wearing something which was initially designed for children?
The coronet in the photo below is the one belonging to QEII. It was included in an exhibition of HM's hats.
I cannot tell from the photos I have seen whether the coronet worn by Princess Alexandra in 1953 had fleur de lys or strawberry leaves -- I was hoping someone may have read something which might have solved the mystery.
One of the reasons why I thought that one of the 1937 coronets might have been re-used in 1953 is that Princess Marina had a somewhat limited income as she did not receive a grant from the government as the widow of a royal duke. On the other hand for Princess Alexandra to wear a coronet designed for the children of a monarch would breach the conventions, so perhaps a new coronet was made. But, that is a just a guess.
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