June 2nd marks the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation.
In honour of the special occassion, a service will be held in Westminster Abbey at 11am on Tuesday, 4th June; to be attended by Her Majesty The Queen, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, and other Members of the Royal Family.
In addition to the Service of Celebration, Westminster Abbey is also hosting a series of special events to honour the 60th anniversary of The Coronation; including a Coronation Exhibition of photographic images that runs until 27th September, 2013.
Thirty eight coronations have been held in the Abbey since the coronation of William the Conqueror, after The Battle of Hastings, in 1066.
A young Queen Elizabeth II – by Michel.
- Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation: what we can learn from 1953 (telegraph.co.uk)
- Coronation 60th anniversary: How a young woman took a deep breath and was crowned Queen Elizabeth II (dailyrecord.co.uk)
- Queen’s Elizabeth II: coronation 60 years tomorrow (thesun.co.uk)