Jubilee United Kingdom: 69 years after the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II has shown no signs of relinquishing the throne.

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1,000 dignitaries and guests attended the coronation of queen elizabeth ii in London’s Westminster Abbey, and hundreds of millions listened on the radio, but also another milestone in history was that millions of people saw a coronation live on television for the first time.

After the ceremony, millions of rain-soaked spectators cheered the queen, 27, and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, 31as they traveled a five-mile procession route in a golden horse-drawn carriage.

Elizabeth, born in 1926, She was the eldest daughter of Prince Alberto Federico Arturo Jorgesecond son of King George V.

His grandfather died in 1936 and his uncle was proclaimed King Edward VIII, but later that year, Edward abdicated over the controversy surrounding his decision to marry Wallis Warfield Simpson, a divorced American, and Elizabeth’s father was proclaimed King George VI in his place.

During the Battle of Britain, Princess Elizabeth and her only sister, Princess Margaret, lived far from London in the safety of the countryside, but his parents endeared themselves to their subjects by staying in Buckingham Palace, damaged by bombs during the German air offensive.

Later in the war, Elizabeth trained as a second lieutenant in the women’s services and drove and repaired military trucks.

In 1947, she married her distant cousin, Philip Mountbatten, a former prince of Greece and Denmark who renounced his titles to marry Elizabeth. He was made Duke of Edinburgh on the eve of the wedding.

The celebrations surrounding the wedding of the popular princess lifted the spirits of the people of Britain, which was experiencing economic difficulties after World War II.

Their first child, Prince Charles, was born in 1948 at Buckingham Palace.. A second, Princess Anne, was born in 1950.

On February 6, 1952, the royal couple were in Kenya on a goodwill tour when they learned that the king had died.

Elizabeth was immediately proclaimed the new monarch of Great Britainbut remained in seclusion for the first three months of her reign as she mourned her father.

During the summer of 1952, she began to perform the routine duties of the sovereign, and in November she held her first State Opening of Parliament. On June 2, 1953, her coronation was held at Westminster Abbey.

The ceremony at Westminster was in full swing, and Elizabeth, characteristically serene, pronounced in a clear and solemn voice the coronation oath that bound her to the service of the people of Great Britain and the British Commonwealth.

In the procession through the streets of London that followedElizabeth and her husband were joined by representatives from the more than 40 member states of the Commonwealthincluding heads of state, sultans and prime ministers.

In seven decades of rule, Queen Elizabeth II’s popularity has hardly waned. HHe has traveled more than any other British monarch and was the first reigning British monarch to visit South America and the Persian Gulf countries..

In addition to Charles and Anne, she and Philip have had two other children, Prince Andrew in 1960 and Prince Edward in 1964. Philip died in 2021.

Although he has begun to pass on some official duties to his sons, particularly Carlos, the heir to the throne, He has given no indication that he intends to abdicate.

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