National Geographic : 1953 Sep
319 © Topical Press The Drama of a Pageant Centuries Old Reaches Its Climax in the Abbey Just behind the Archbishop, the Marquess of Salisbury holds aloft the unsheathed Jeweled State Sword. Close by, the ermined Lord Mayor of London (page 312) cradles the Crystal Mace of the City of London. Six Maids of Honor wait to carry the Queen's train. Kings of Arms wear tabards and carry rods. Peers and peeresses now don their coronets. Pages, many of them titled youngsters, watch near pillar.