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On This Day: Elizabeth II was Formally Crowned as the Queen of United Kingdom in 1953

Queen Elizabeth II was formally topped the monarch of the UK on June 2, 1953 in a lavish ceremony that continued the age-old English traditions. The coronation occurred at London’s Westminster Abbey which was attended by nationwide and worldwide dignitaries and company. Tens of millions tuned into the radio and even watched the proceedings on reside tv for the primary time.

On the time of her coronation, Queen Elizabeth was 27 whereas her husband, Prince Philip was 31. The Royal couple was seen greeting the general public as they handed alongside a five-mile procession route in a gilded horse-drawn carriage. In response to Royal.UK, the Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh have been pushed from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey within the Gold State Coach that was pulled by eight gray gelding horses.

Queen Elizabeth grew to become the thirty-ninth Sovereign to be topped at Westminster Abbey that day. She succeeded to the throne on February 6, 1952 when her father, King George VI died. On the time, Queen Elizabeth was in Kenya and have become the primary royal in over 200 years to ascend to the throne whereas overseas.

Queen Elizabeth was the first-born daughter of Prince Albert Frederick Arthur George, the second son of King George V. Her grandfather handed away in 1936, and her uncle was proclaimed King Edward VIII.

Nevertheless, later that yr Edward abdicated the royal title over the controversy surrounding his determination to marry Wallis Warfield Simpson, an American divorcee. Therefore, changing Edward, Queen Elizabeth’s father was proclaimed King George VI.

Queen Elizabeth’s coronation costume was designed by British dressmaker Norman Hartnell. The regal white costume was product of white satin which was embroidered with the emblems of the UK and the Commonwealth in gold and silver thread.

The Queen has worn the coronation costume six occasions since then, together with the Opening of Parliament in New Zealand and Australia in 1954.

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