June 2, 1953: The Medieval Coronation Ceremony that Fascinated the World

June 3, 2013

According to The Telegraph:

It was the 1953 Coronation, planned by the Earl Marshal, the Duke of Norfolk, that provided the Queen with a formal initiation rite and an investiture with her official regalia. It was a public display, too, of the Queen’s spiritual and constitutional role, stamping her place in a 900-year-long chain of coronations in Westminster Abbey.
She was the 39th sovereign to be crowned at the abbey; the first was William the Conqueror, whose coronation took place on Christmas Day, 1066….
For the full article in The Telegraph, please click here.

Queen Elizabeth in Coronation Robes 1953

Queen Elizabeth in Coronation Robes 1953

 

 

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