Royal Rewind – Elizabeth II crowned at Westminster Abbey

June 9, 2016

According to The Crown Chronicles:

On this day in 1953, Elizabeth II was crowned at Westminster Abbey.

Having become Queen on 6th February 1952, when King George VI died at Sandringham, it took almost 18 months for the coronation ceremony to take place; this was to give ample time for the planning and preparation of such a large-scale, and important, event.

Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation was the first to be televised.

Prior to the actual event, The Queen began wearing the Imperial State Crown, to become accustomed to its weight as she went about her daily errands.

To read the entire article in The Crown Chronicles, please click here.

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