June 24, 2024

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Elizabeth II was crowned 71 years ago.  Unforgettable photos of England

Elizabeth II was crowned 71 years ago. Unforgettable photos of England

ohThe British – and not only – continue to hold Elizabeth II in their hearts. The Queen died on September 8, 2022, and today, June 2, marks the 71st anniversary of her coronation, a special moment that should continue to be remembered.

On February 6, 1952, during a visit to Kenya, at the start of a royal engagement tour through the Commonwealth of Nations, Elizabeth II learned of the death of her father, George VI. She was proclaimed queen in a privy council held two days later, but had to wait more than a year before she was crowned.

On June 2, 1953, in Westminster Abbey, the United Kingdom began a new phase in its history. A still-young Isabel II (she was 27) could be seen with her husband, Prince Philip (then 32), in a ceremony broadcast around the world on televisions that had never had color before. This pivotal moment paved the way for the second-longest reign in history, surpassed only by that of Louis XIV, who lasted 72 years.

The coronation began with a procession that took Elizabeth II from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey, where thousands of people waited for the new queen.

8251 guests attended the event which lasted for more than three hours. In total, it cost 912 thousand pounds (20.5 million euros), a bargain compared to the coronation of her son Charles III, which cost 100 million pounds (about 113 million euros).

In the gallery you can see some pictures of Makhotsavam which took place exactly 71 years ago.

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