The Coronation of Edward VII is a 1902 short film of George Méliès and Charles Urban which reenacts the coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. Méliès signed a contract with the Warwick Trading Company to produce the film and was required to have it ready by 26 June, the scheduled date of the coronation. Méliès and Urban visited Westminster Abbey in order to ensure accurate measurements. The sets were then built at Méliès' studios in Montreuil in France. Urban, the financing partner, insisted that his own camera be used during filming. The filming was completed on time, but the coronation was postponed until 9 August. The film was delayed as well, premiering as the headliner act at the Alhambra music hall in London, then beginning a long tour of the rest of the UK and the world. As a means of focusing on the solemnity of the occasion, the cast was chosen for their similarity to the figures they portrayed.