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Marilyn Silverstone - SIKKIM. Coronation of King and Queen. 1965.
SIKKIM. A portrait of the Queen of Sikkim, the former NY debutante Hope COOKE, in front of her is a ceremonial cup filled with yellow grain. 1965.
The Chogyal sat crosslegged on the gold and crimson throne, while his wife sat on a lower throne. The key moment of the Coronation was when the Chogyal was offe
The King's mother, the dowager Gyalmo of Sikkim.
Guests offering the traditional 'white scarf', a Buddhist symbol of purity and happiness.