𝑻𝒖𝒆𝒔𝒅𝒂𝒚 2𝒏𝒅 𝑱𝒖𝒏𝒆 1953:
On this day, Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary), only 25 years in age, dressed in her regalia and headed to Westminster Abbey to be crowned or coronated the Queen Of England.
And since then, this day (June 2nd) is celebrated as the Coronation Day.
𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒊𝒔 𝒂 𝑪𝒐𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏?
A #coronation is the act when a king or queen (monarch) is formally crowned and invested with the regalia.
𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑹𝒐𝒚𝒂𝒍 𝑪𝒐𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏…
👑During the ceremony, the Sovereign takes the coronation oath.
👑The Sovereign is then ‘anointed, blessed and consecrated’ by the Archbishop, whilst the Sovereign is seated in King Edward’s chair (made in 1300, and used by every Sovereign since 1626).
👑The estimated cost of the coronation was £ 1.57 million.
👑It was the 4th And the last coronation of the 20th Century.
👑The ceremony was viewed by a TV audience of about 20 million people.
𝑸𝒖𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝑬𝒍𝒊𝒛𝒂𝒃𝒆𝒕𝒉 𝑰𝑰
👸Born April 21st 1926 is the longest serving monarch of England, ruling longer than her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria.
👸As Queen, she has been served by 14 UK Prime Ministers.
👸She’s the only person in UK to be exempt to drive without a license.
👸The Queen’s Mayfair birthplace is now home to the Michelin Star restaurant – Hakkasan.
𝑫𝒊𝒅 𝒀𝒐𝒖 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑸𝒖𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒄𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒃𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒔 2 𝒃𝒊𝒓𝒕𝒉𝒅𝒂𝒚𝒔?
🎂One her actual birthday on April 21st and the other, every second Saturday of June.
🎂Every year of her official birthday, the Queen and the members of the royal family attend a military parade called Trooping The Colour.
Image 2: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Coronation portrait, June 1953, London, England.
Image Credit: Library and Archives Canada/K-0000047