Queen Elizabeth II is crowned on June 2, 1953 in Westminster Abbey in London.


On June 2, 1953, Queen Elizabeth II was officially crowned monarch of the United Kingdom in a lavish ceremony at Westminster Abbey. The coronation was attended by more than 1,000 guests, dignitaries and members of the royal family, and hundreds of millions of people watched the coronation live on television for the first time. After the ceremony, the Queen and her husband Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, embarked on a five-mile processional ride in a horse-drawn carriage, where they were cheered by thousands of spectators.

Queen Elizabeth II was born in 1926, the first-born daughter of Prince Albert Frederick Arthur George, second son of King George V. Her father became King George VI following the abdication of King Edward VIII in 1936. Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne on 6 February 1952, following the death of her father. On the eve of her coronation, she made a radio address in which she pledged her devotion to the people of the Commonwealth and vowed to always strive to be worthy of their trust.

Queen Elizabeth II married Prince Philip in 1947 and together they had four children. During her reign, she attended around 300 public events each year, held weekly meetings with prime ministers and carried out her royal duties with devotion. In 2015, she surpassed Queen Victoria to become the longest-reigning British monarch in history. Her husband, Prince Philip, passed away in April 2021, and Queen Elizabeth II herself died on September 8, 2022, at the age of 96, making her the longest-reigning monarch in British history at the time of her death.

During her 73-year marriage to Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II demonstrated devotion and commitment to her royal duties. Her death marked the end of an era, as her eldest son Charles ascended the throne as King Charles III. His coronation will take place on May 6, 2023, and he will follow in his mother's footsteps as monarch of the United Kingdom. Queen Elizabeth II endeared herself to the people of the Commonwealth through her iconic fashion choices and attendance at public events, and her legacy will continue to be celebrated and remembered.