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Queen Elizabeth II in her coach on the day of her Coronation, 1953. #photography #vintage #royalty #england #queenelizabethii
Diamond jubilee: a pictorial timeline of Elizabeth II's reign. 2 June 1953: Queen Elizabeth II following her coronation. The date of the Queen's coronation was chosen so as not to clash with the Derby or fall on an unlucky day. The crowning of the monarch proved to be a milestone in modern British history and with an estimated TV viewing audience of 20 million, it ushered in the age of the major televised event.