2003 Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee - Coronation 50c PNC
CORONATION - Golden Jubilee
The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place on 2 June 1953. Hundreds of thousands of people descended upon London for the coronation to watch the Queen ride from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey in the ornate State or 'Glass Coach, preceded by a long procession.
During the coronation ceremony, conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Elizabeth swore the coronation oath. She was then consecrated and crowned with the St Edward's Crown at which point trumpets sounded, the Abbey bells pealed, and guns at the Tower of London saluted.
Across Britain and the Commonwealth bonfires were lit and street parties were held to celebrate the new monarch's coronation.