Photographer who captured crown jewels to give talk

The Imperial State Crown. David Chalmers/Crown Copyright

The Imperial State Crown. David Chalmers/Crown Copyright

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A Scarborough photographer who captured the crown jewels will showcase his work at a special event in the town.

David Chalmers, who used to live and work in London, received the extra special commission 20 years ago. He spent 12 weeks working in intensive conditions in the Tower of London after the public had left for the day to create a set of photographs that document the Coronation Regalia. The pictures were used in souvenir brochure published by the Historic Royal Palaces Agency.

During the 60th anniversary week of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, David and the Scarborough Museums Trust are offering an opportunity to hear a talk about the behind-the-scenes secrets of the shoot - including the challenges of photographing the world’s largest diamond. The 45-minute talk, Photographing the Crown Jewels, starts at 12.30pm on June 7.