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Today Marks The 67th Anniversary Of The Coronation Of Queen Elizabeth II

Today Marks The 67th Anniversary Of The Coronation Of Queen Elizabeth II
June 2, 2020 - 18:48 / Lucas Anderson

On this day 67 years ago, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned the 39th sovereign of Britain! Revisit the great photos from her June 2, 1953, Coronation Day here.

Another day, another incredible milestone for the Queen!

On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated the 67th anniversary of her Coronation ceremony. Her Majesty's reign had actually begun on Feb. 6, 1952, but her Coronation Day took place on June 2, 1953.

The now 94-year-old monarch was 27 when she was crowned sovereign.

Today Marks The 67th Anniversary Of The Coronation Of Queen Elizabeth II

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Queen Elizabeth II's 1953 Coronation Day reaches 67th anniversary

The Royal Family's Instagram account shared a post in honour of the Queen's milestone. It revealed some interesting facts about Coronation Day tradition.  

"Queen Elizabeth II was crowned on 2 June, 1953 in Westminster Abbey. Her Majesty was the thirty-ninth Sovereign to be crowned at Westminster Abbey, the setting for every Coronation since 1066," the post reads.

"Whilst an occasion for celebration, The Queen's Coronation was a solemn, religious ceremony that lasted almost three hours.‬ ‪The service has remained essentially the same for over 1,000 years."

The post was accompanied by a Coronation portrait of the Queen.

Queen Elizabeth II is at Windsor Castle in lockdown

Queen Elizabeth II spent her Coronation Day anniversary in lockdown at Windsor Castle. She reportedly continues to go riding on a daily basis, and was even photographed doing so over the weekend.

Additional photographs of the Queen's 1953 Coronation are included below!

The Royal Family poses at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953.

In the above photo, the Queen is seen with the royal family. From right to left are: Princess Alexandra of Kent, Prince Michael of Kent, the Duchess of Kent, Princess Margaret, the Duke of Gloucester, Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, The Queen Mum, the young Duke of Kent, Princess Royal, the Duchess of Gloucester, Prince William of Gloucester and prince Richard of Gloucester.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip are seen in the portrait below, taken on June 2, 1953. The Queen turned 94-years-old this year, while the Duke of Edinburgh turns 99 on June 10!

Prince Philip poses with Queen Elizabeth II at her coronation on June 2, 1953.