Royalist Today

Royalist Today

Posted on 04/09/2013

Photo taken on April  9, 2013


Queen Elizabeth II
Diamond Jubilee Coronation
State Coach
Australia Post
Queen of Australia

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Diamond Jubilee Coronation stamp pack

Diamond Jubilee Coronation stamp pack
The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, took place on 2nd June 1953 over 12 months after her accession. Monarchs and Prime Ministers of the Commonwealth countries, representatives of foreign states, hundreds of thousands of Britons and over 200,000 tourists descended upon London for the coronation. The Queen rode from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey in the ornate gold state coach.

During the coronation ceremony, Queen Elizabeth swore the coronation oath whereby she undertook to rule according to law, to exercise justice with mercy and to maintain the Church
of England. She was then anointed, blessed and consecrated and crowned by the archbishop - at which point trumpets sounded, the Abbey bells pealed, and guns at the Tower of London saluted.

The miniature sheet of the First Day cover features the full formal portrait of the Queen and Prince Phillip taken in Buckingham Palace by photographer Cecil Beaton.