June 2, 2013 marks the sixtieth anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.  The solemn and spectacular event took place at Westminster Abbey in London.  The rainy weather did little to dampen the enthusiasm of the huge throngS of people who were in London to catch a glimpse of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh riding in the elaborate Gold State Coach.  Estimates were that some 3 million people lined London’s streets to celebrate the crowning of the queen.   Inside the Abbey, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Geoffrey Fisher, placed St. Edward’s Crown on Queen Elizabeth’s head after she had been handed the orb, scepter, rod of mercy, and royal ring, all symbolizing authority.  Shouts of ‘God Save the Queen’ resonated.  Outside, crowds cheered and gun salutes were fired.  The Queen said in a radio broadcast, “Throughout all my life and with all my heart I shall strive to be worthy of your trust.”  Photos by Corbis.

Procession of Queen Elizabeth II

Royal Family at Coronation

Elizabeth II After Her Coronation

Queen Elizabeth Poses with Royal Family

Elizabeth II and Prince Philip

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