The coronation of Elizabeth II took place on 2 June 1953 at Westminster Abbey, London. She acceded to the throne at the age of 25 upon the death of her father, George VI, on the 6th of february 1952 being proclaimed queen. The coronation was held more than one year after her father's death because of the tradition of allowing an appropriate length of time to pass after a monarch dies before holding such festivals. It also gave the planning committees adequate time to make preparations for the ceremony. During the service, Elizabeth took an oath, was anointed with holy oil, invested with robes and regalia, and crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).
Gelatin silver print, print date: later
Image dimensions 24,1 x 19,2 cm (24,1 x 19,2 inch)
Object dimensions 25,2 x 20,2 cm (25,2 x 20,2 inch)
Double weight paper, semi-matte surface
Archive stamp, Central Press Photos agency stamp, no. and date stamp, several handwritten notations on the reverse
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