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1953, Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

1953, Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

1953, Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

On this day June 02, 1953, Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey, London, England. However, the coronation held more than one year later because of the tradition of allowing an appropriate length of time to pass after a monarch dies before holding such festivals.

Therefore one-day ceremony took 14 months of preparation. Meanwhile, the first meeting of the Coronation Commission was in April 1952, under the chairmanship of the Queen’s husband, Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Most importantly, the celebrations took place across the Commonwealth realms and a commemorative medal issued. As a result, it became the very first British coronation to be fully televised.

Meanwhile, Elizabeth’s was the fourth and last British coronation of the 20th century. However, it has estimated too have cost £1.57 million (c. £43,427,400 in 2019). The Westminster Abbey was open at 6 AM on Coronation Day to the approximately 8,000 guests invited from across the Commonwealth of Nations.

There were more famous individuals, such as members of the Queen’s family and foreign royalty. Also, the peers of the United Kingdom, heads of state, Members of Parliament from the Queen’s various legislatures, and the like, who arrived after 8:30 A.M.

Reference

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronation_of_Elizabeth_II
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Elizabeth_II_Coronation_Medal
https://www.gettyimages.com/search/2/image?phrase=Coronation+of+Queen+Elizabeth+II

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