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Cecil Beaton, Queen Elizabeth II, 1953

Cecil Beaton, Queen Elizabeth II, 1953

2nd June 1953: Queen Elizabeth II wearing the State Crown and carrying the State orb in a Royal carriage after her Coronation ceremony.

2nd June 1953: Queen Elizabeth II wearing the State Crown and carrying the State orb in a Royal carriage after her Coronation ceremony.

Queen Elizabeth on the day of her Coronation. 6/2/1953

Queen Elizabeth on the day of her Coronation. 6/2/1953

Prince Philip kisses Queen Elizabeth on the cheek after she has been anointed and crowned.

Prince Philip kisses Queen Elizabeth on the cheek after she has been anointed and crowned.

The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey, London, 2nd June 1953. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Geoffrey Fisher, presents the Queen with the Sceptre with the Cross. Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images.

The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey, London, 2nd June 1953. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Geoffrey Fisher, presents the Queen with the Sceptre with the Cross. Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images.

On 31 January 1952, despite advice from those close to him, the King went to London Airport to see off Princess Elizabeth, who was going on her tour of Australia via Kenya. On the morning of 6 February, George VI was discovered dead in bed at Sandringham House in Norfolk. He had died from a coronary thrombosis in his sleep at the age of 56.

On 31 January 1952, despite advice from those close to him, the King went to London Airport to see off Princess Elizabeth, who was going on her tour of Australia via Kenya. On the morning of 6 February, George VI was discovered dead in bed at Sandringham House in Norfolk. He had died from a coronary thrombosis in his sleep at the age of 56.

The Armills And The Coronation Ring - The bracelets, or Armills, a sign of rank, were first mentioned in the Anselm Ordo around 1100...made of pure gold, lined with red velvet, & are unadorned except for two narrow engraved bands & a Tudor rose marking the clasp. The Coronation Ring or 'wedding ring of England', as it is known, signifying the bond that unites the Soverign & people, is placed on the fourth finger of the right hand in acknowledgement that the Soverign is 'wedded' to the State.

The Armills And The Coronation Ring - The bracelets, or Armills, a sign of rank, were first mentioned in the Anselm Ordo around 1100...made of pure gold, lined with red velvet, & are unadorned except for two narrow engraved bands & a Tudor rose marking the clasp. The Coronation Ring or 'wedding ring of England', as it is known, signifying the bond that unites the Soverign & people, is placed on the fourth finger of the right hand in acknowledgement that the Soverign is 'wedded' to the State.

Lady Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon became Queen Elizabeth, the Queen consort to King George VI. Her fashionable gown, an ivory chiffon moire and very typical of the style of the 1920′s, was designed by court dressmaker Madam Handley Seymour. It was embroidered with pearls and thread of silver and the train was made from Flanders lace.

Lady Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon became Queen Elizabeth, the Queen consort to King George VI. Her fashionable gown, an ivory chiffon moire and very typical of the style of the 1920′s, was designed by court dressmaker Madam Handley Seymour. It was embroidered with pearls and thread of silver and the train was made from Flanders lace.

Mary Eastman (British, c.1953)   Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, seated three-quarter length, in royal dress  signed and dated 'Mary Eastman/1953' (lower left)   oil on canvas   40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm.)

Mary Eastman (British, c.1953) Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, seated three-quarter length, in royal dress signed and dated 'Mary Eastman/1953' (lower left) oil on canvas 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm.)

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

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