Coronation

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The Queen marks the 60th anniversary of her Coronation in June 2013. Find out more about the history and significance of the Coronation ceremony and events to celebrate Her Majesty's anniversary in this section

For almost a thousand years, Coronations have taken place at Westminster Abbey, conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury

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There are six basic phases to the Coronation ceremony: the recognition, the oath, the anointing, the crowning, the enthronement and the homage

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The magnificent spectacle of a Coronation procession draws thousands of people onto the streets. For the first time in 1953 the ceremony itself could be viewed live by the public on television

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60th Anniversary of The Queen's Coronation

Information about the service of celebration at Westminster Abbey and other events to mark 60 years since Her Majesty's Coronation Day

The Queen leaves Westminster Abbey after her Coronation © PA

Coronation: an introduction

The Coronation is a time of great historical significance and pageantry, but fundamentally is a solemn religious ceremony in which the Sovereign takes the Coronation oath

The Proclamation of The Queen's Coronation date © PA

The Coronation Ceremony and Regalia

For the last 900 hundred years, the Coronation ceremony has taken place at Westminster Abbey in London

The setting in Westminster Abbey for the Coronation of The Queen © PA

The Coronation of The Queen

Queen Elizabeth II was crowned at Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953

Coronation portrait of The Queen. Royal Collection © 2013 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The Coronation of George III

King George III acceded to the throne upon the death of his grandfather King George II on 25 October 1760

Coronation portrait of King George III. Royal Collection © 2013 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The Coronation of George IV

King George IV acceded to the throne in 1820 following the death of his father, King George III

Coronation portrait of King George IV Royal Collection © 2013 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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