Crowning Glory – 60 Years Since The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

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.

The British MonarchyDownloadable Images.

Coronation Day speech – 2nd June, 1953.

Queen Elizabeth II
A young Queen Elizabeth II – by Michel.

Derby Day Special – The Queen’s Love of Horses.

A Coronation Festival will also be held in the Gardens of Buckingham Palace to celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation from 11th – 14th July, 2013.

For More Royal Photography, see Camera Press, Getty ImagesPress Association, Rex Features and Royal Images.

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