This Day in History

Queen Elizabeth II was crowned on June 2, 1953, in Westminster Abbey, London, in a ceremony filled with pomp and circumstance. Her coronation, which was the first to be televised, symbolized not only the continuation of the British monarchy but also a new era of global media, reaching audiences worldwide. As the longest-reigning current monarch, her ascension to the throne at a young age followed the death of her father, King George VI, marking the beginning of a reign that would witness profound changes in the UK and the world, including the decolonization of Africa and the Caribbean, and the technological advances of the 20th and 21st centuries.