Queen Elizabeth II, historical photos of the coronation
She assumed the role of sovereign at the time of her father’s death, which took place on February 6, 1952. The official coronation ceremony, however, took place on June 2 of the following year at Westminster Abbey.
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary she was 26 when she was crowned Queen. It was the night of February 6, 1952 when his father, King George VI, died in his sleep at the age of 56 after a delicate lung operation. Elizabeth in fact immediately became Queen while he was abroad: she and Prince Philip were in fact visiting Kenya on a royal tour. The official ceremony, however, took place the following year: the June 2, 1953 Elizabeth was crowned Queen at Westminster Abbey
The ceremony began around 11:15 am with the procession from Buckingham Palace toWestminster Abbey. According to estimates they were 3 million people that, despite the rain that only saved the moments of the procession, crowded the streets of London cheering the new Queen. To open the caravan there were the guards of the English brigade, followed by contingents of the armed forces of the Commonwealth countries. Heads of state and foreign royalty traveled by carriage, followed by the queen herself aboard the Gold State Coach.
The arrival of Queen Elizabeth at Westminster Abbey, where they waited 8,000 guests, began the religious ceremony then ended with the coronation. For the occasion, the sovereign wore a white silk dress on which the emblems of the Commonwealth countries were embroidered. Over the Robe of Statea velvet cloak more than five meters long and held by seven bridesmaidsCopyAMP code