Queen Elizabeth II coronation

Despite the death of the Queen’s grandmother Queen Mary on 24 March 1953, the Queen’s coronation went ahead in Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953, in accordance with Mary’s wishes.

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The entire ceremony was, save for the anointing and communion, televised throughout the Commonwealth, and watched by an estimated twenty million people, with twelve million more listening on the radio.

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Elizabeth wore a gown commissioned from Norman Hartnell, which consisted of embroidered floral emblems of the countries of the Commonwealth: the Tudor rose of England, the Scots thistle, the Welsh leek, shamrocks for Ireland, the wattle of Australia, the maple leaf of Canada, the New Zealand fern, South Africa’s protea, two lotus flowers for India and Ceylon, and Pakistan’s wheat, cotton, and jute.

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7 Responses to “Queen Elizabeth II coronation”

  1. vria kate Says:

    you are so elegant and especialy youn are so beautiful mrs elizabeth

  2. gal Says:

    you are so beautiful young and elegant way better than other queens

  3. THE LORD CHAMBERLIN Says:

    FUCK AMERICA STUPID CUNTS,MRS ELIZABETH HOW FUCKING STUPID CAN YOU BE DOWN WITH AMERICA-PLEASE BRITAIN INVAD US GOD(DAMNIT) SAVE THE QUEEN

  4. THE LORD CHAMBERLIN Says:

    FUCK YOU

  5. Tim Says:

    The first photograph is an important one: including major members of the royal family of the United Kingdom, and royalty from other countries who were relatives of the British royal family and who attended the coronation. The second photograph is incorrectly titled: the Queen is seated on the throne in the House of Lords reading the speech which is part of the Opening of Parliament. That took place at a later date and was not part of the coronation.

  6. SHEHU BAWA KALTUNGO Says:

    The pictures are marvellous and great, May God bless her Majesty the Queen of England.

  7. C. Anne MacKinlay Says:

    Our first daughter’s middle name is “Elizabeth” as we wished her to celebrate her English heritage (on mom’s side) as well as honor The Queen herself. She’s demonstrated many of Britain’s best traits: sophistication, dignity & grace. She’s clearly a very loving grandmother. GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!

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