The Queen of the United Kingdom was 70 years old, inaugurated in 1953

He was born on 22 April 1926. As such, he was 96 years old. He has passed 70 years after getting the right to the throne. She is the first queen to remain on the throne for such a long time. BBC news

Queen Elizabeth II is the second person in Britain’s thousand-year history. Married to Prince Philip on November 20, 1947.

In 1953, when Queen Elizabeth II was inaugurated, London was filled with festivities. Two of his companions at the inauguration spoke to the BBC about the historic day.

2 June 1953. All eyes were on London that day. This city is shaking with happiness, joy and excitement. Not only London, but all over the Commonwealth, all eyes were on this event.

The weather was a bit chilly on that June morning, but the rain that had fallen that morning had stopped, and there was a glimmer of hope that the sun might appear in the sky.

The Queen will travel from her London residence Buckingham Palace to attend the unveiling ceremony. From there he will proceed to Westminster Abbey, where his coronation will be completed.

On that day, all the buildings across the city were covered in Inauguration decorations, except for the east facade of Buckingham Palace.

When the Queen left Buckingham Palace for Westminster Abbey, six young women were chosen to accompany her as escorts.

One of these six was Lady Anne Glenconner, then known as Lady Anne Cooke. Their duties were twofold: to hold up the velvet ends of the Queen’s long robes, and at the same time to dress themselves in finery.

Queen Elizabeth was 26 at the time. He demanded that his debut be televised live. Some of the royal family’s tradition of this event dates back centuries, as far back as 900 years. But this time, as many people will have the opportunity to see this event, it has never happened before.

The television commentator was describing the festive London atmosphere of the day from the front of Buckingham Palace. Not only in front of the palace, but on both sides of the path along which the queen would go, there was a crowd of enthusiastic people. Several other commentators were stationed at various places along the way. The program of the day was shown live on television for seven hours.

Lady Anne could not sleep well in the excitement.

He said, “I remember that night I slept on the floor because so many people came to London for the Queen’s inauguration that they couldn’t even get a place to sleep at night.” We were at my uncle’s house and my mother was also there. We both dressed up together. A girl from Elizabeth Arden came to decorate us.

Thousands of people lined up on both sides of the road to watch the Queen’s procession. Many slept there during the night in the rain. Just eight years after World War II ended, the gray city of London was decked out in festive colors for the first time since the war.

People are eagerly waiting for the shock of the queen wrapped in gold. As the Queen’s casket advanced under the Admiralty Arch, the crowd greeted her with cheers.

Another companion of the Queen in the procession that day was Lady Jane Vane Tempest Stewart. The carriage he was in contained the secret royal pouch known as the Privy Purse, and the holder of the pouch was also a passenger in the same carriage. This important relic of the British throne is brought out only during the coronation ceremony.

The royal carriage carrying the Queen arrives at Westminster Abbey.

This is the most important moment for Rani’s six companions. When the Queen walks towards Westminster Abbey, they will hold the long end of her heavy robe, and walk together.

Finally the Queen got out of the car to enter Westminster Abbey.

Lady Anne said, ‘Then I think the Queen was saying, these girls, are you ready? Then we left. It was very important that we were all on the same page.’

Lady Jane, another companion, is very nervous.

‘I was very afraid, I thought I would faint, or make a mistake, or the end of the queen’s dress, which I was holding, would fall from my hand.’

A huge procession of 250 people started towards Westminster Abbey. The Duke of Edinburgh flanks the Queen. There were 8 thousand guests from all over the world. Lady Anne and Lady Jane watched as the Queen took the oath. Then came the moment of the inauguration ceremony, which was forbidden to be shown on television cameras. The queen will now be anointed with holy oil.

The clothes worn by the queen are then removed. All ornaments are removed. He is dressed in a plain white dress.

“We were standing very close,” said Lady Jane. Rani looked very fragile, even looking much younger than her 26 years. He was wearing nothing but a white cloth, not even a little ornament.”

Then the Dean of Westminster Abbey brought a container of holy oil to the Archbishop. Then the archbishop went behind the veil to anoint the queen with oil.

Lady Anne said the most exciting moment was when the Queen was anointed with oil on her forehead. He was wearing a white cloth, which the Marquess of Chumley was supposed to put on him. But he doesn’t seem to have done anything like this before.


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