The coronation of Elizabeth II: as it was 66 years ago – photos

Коронация Елизаветы II: как это было 66 лет назад – фото

June 2, 1953 in London was held the ceremony of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, which formally is considered the most powerful monarch in the world.

93-year-old Elizabeth II is on the throne longer than any living monarch in the world. It took the British throne in 1952 and is the longest-ruling British monarch in history.

The Queen of great Britain 27-year-old Elizabeth II was proclaimed on 6 February 1952. On this day her father died, king George VI. The official ceremony of the coronation took place on 2 June 1953 in Westminster Abbey in London.

Коронация Елизаветы II: как это было 66 лет назад – фото

The coronation of Elizabeth II / Archive photos

I wonder what the coronation was aired on television, so the event was most spectacular in the history of Britain of the twentieth century. Note that the coronation is a more religious event representing initiation of a king or Queen for a lifetime of service to the people.

Коронация Елизаветы II: как это было 66 лет назад – фото

The coronation of Elizabeth II / Archive photos

Because, as you know, in Britain the king or Queen get a full right to ascend to the throne immediately after the death of his predecessor. So the coronation has no necessary legal significance.

Коронация Елизаветы II: как это было 66 лет назад – фото

Коронация Елизаветы II: как это было 66 лет назад – фото

The coronation of Elizabeth II / Archive photos

Коронация Елизаветы II: как это было 66 лет назад – фото

Коронация Елизаветы II: как это было 66 лет назад – фото

The coronation of Elizabeth II / Archive photos

Add the first in line for the Royal throne, son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles. Second in line is the eldest son of Charles Prince William and his children.

Коронация Елизаветы II: как это было 66 лет назад – фото

The British line of succession / LifeStyle 24

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