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Coronation of Queen Elizabeth with the archbishop kneeling before the Queen.

When the Queen went to the Opera

Bert Hardy: Queen Elizabeth in her first visit in France, 1957

Momentous: The Queen, sitting on the St. Edwards Chair, is crowned by the Archbishop of Canterbury

Purple reign: London turns back the clock to celebrate 60 years since the Queen's coronation

St Edwards Crown is placed on The Queens head by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Westminster Abbey, 2 June 1953

How Do Britain's Two Longest-Reigning Monarchs Compare?

How Do Britain's Two Longest-Reigning Monarchs Compare?

Today, Sept Queen Elizabeth II surpassed Queen Victoria as the longest-serving monarch in British history. My homegirls right here.

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The Queen and Prince Philip join guests for a service at Westminster Abbey to mark 60 years since her Coronation.

1952 lagonda duke of edinburgh | The Duke of Edinburgh pays homage to the Queen at her Coronation

Order of service

Queen Victoria & Prince Albert, They loved each other so much...He convinced her that new ideas had to be implemented...

Was Albert killed by Crohn's disease? Prince's death has been blamed on typhoid until now

Elizabeth II moments after she is crowned Queen on June 2, 1953

The private life of the Queen: Intimate and rarely seen photographs from the 40s, 50s and 60s show Her Majesty's more relaxed side

Ceremonial gown, by Norman Hartnell, 1957, at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Designed specially for Queen Elizabeth II's state visit to Paris, April 8-11th, 1957. Decorated with French motifs, including the flowers of France and large gold bees, the emblem of Napoleon. Worn to the state dinner on the first night (Monday 8th April), hosted by President René Coty at the Elysée Palace, followed by a visit to the Opéra (see black-and-white photo, via romanbenedikhanson on Flickr).

Ceremonial gown, by Norman Hartnell, 1957, at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Designed specially for Queen Elizabeth II's state visit to Paris, April 8-11th, 1957. Decorated with French motifs, including the flowers of France and large gold bees, the emblem of Napoleon. Worn to the state dinner on the first night (Monday 8th April), hosted by President René Coty at the Elysée Palace, followed by a visit to the Opéra (see black-and-white photo, via romanbenedikhanson on Flickr).

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