Pictures present what Queen Elizabeth II's coronation was like 70 years in the past

She dominated over the UK and the Commonwealth for 70 years, but to start with, she was by no means anticipated to turn out to be queen.

The view inside Westminister Abbey during the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

The view inside Westminister Abbey throughout the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953.

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When she was born in London in 1926, her grandfather, King George V, was king. The subsequent in line was her uncle, Prince Edward, the then-Duke of Windsor, based on the royal household’s official web site.

When George V died in 1936, her uncle was topped King Edward VIII however abdicated the throne after ruling for less than 326 days with a purpose to marry American divorcée Wallis Simpson, the royal household’s official web site states.  

Elizabeth’s father, King George VI, took the throne in 1937 and died from lung most cancers on February 6, 1952, aged 56.

Whereas on an official go to to Kenya, the then-Princess Elizabeth obtained the information of her father’s demise, based on the royal household’s web site. She deserted the tour and flew again to London as Queen Elizabeth II.


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