Queen Elizabeth II marks the 60th Anniversary of her Coronation

On Tuesday, The Queen joined 2000 guests at Westminster Abbey to mark 60 years of her devotion to the nation. More than 20 members of her family, including the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge were in the congregation, alongside Prime Minister David Cameron.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. Justin Welby, said the event marked ”60 years of commitment”, and praised The Queen’s dedication to duty and self-sacrifice. Her Majesty’s Coronation took place at Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953, nearly eighteen months after she succeeded her father, King George VI. This delay was due to the opinion that it was, and is, inappropriate for such a celebratory event as a Coronation to be held during a period of mourning for the previous monarch.
Several key items from the Coronation were placed in Westminster Abbey for the service, including the heavy, solid gold St Edward’s Crown and The Coronation Chair, one of the oldest pieces of English furniture still in use. A full report of the Queen’s Coronation Anniversary can be found here.