In pictures: The Queen's coronation in 1953


Tuesday 04 June 2013 11:39

This year Queen Elizabeth II celebrates the 60th anniversary of her coronation. Members of the Royal family and other guests will make up a 2,000-strong congregation attending a special service at Westminster Abbey to mark the event. At the age of 25, Elizabeth was named Queen in 1952 and crowned the following year in an ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

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