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02/06/1953 Queen Elizabeth II of Britain is crowned

Queen Elizabeth II is formally crowned monarch of the UK at a coronation ceremony full of traditions that date back a millennium. A more than 8,000 guests include dignitaries attended the coronation at London’s Westminster Abbey, and hundreds of millions listened on radio and watched the ceremony on television.


  • Essentials 

  • Preparations 

  • Event 

  • Celebrations, monuments and media 

  • Coronation review of the fleet