The Queen's Coronation, 65 years on


Sixty five years ago today, Elizabeth II was crowned Queen. Her coronation, at Westminster Abbey on June 2nd 1953, was seen as the start of a new Elizabethan era despite the rain that drenched London that day. The young monarch with her consort starred in a sparkling show that was watched by millions on television for the first time while hundreds of thousands lined every part of the procession route and see history being made. Sixty five years on, the images remain as iconic as ever. To mark this special anniversary, here are some of the photos that tell the story of the Queen's Coronation.



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