Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh will be joined at Westminster Abbey next Tuesday (4th June) by the majority of the Royal Family for a service marking the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s coronation in 1953. The service is held two days after the actual anniversary date and the full list of attendants has been announced. Members of the Royal Family who are attending (that we know of), aside from Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh, are:
- HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall
- TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
- HRH Prince Harry of Wales
- HRH The Duke of York
- TRH Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie of York
- TRH The Earl and Countess of Wessex
- HRH The Princess Royal & Sir Timothy Laurence
- HRH Princess Alexandra
The service will be conducted by the Dean of Westminster who will afterwards host a lunch for the Royal Family.
It is expected to be the last public appearance the Duchess of Cambridge makes as she had planned to suspend royal duties from mid-June until after the baby’s birth.
The Queen’s coronation was on 2nd June 1953 and was the greatest state celebration of the century, after that of VE day. Millions gathered around television sets for the first time to watch the Coronation of this new, young Queen.
On Coronation Day (2nd June) Royal Central will be live Tweeting the events of the Coronation at the same time as they would have happened on the day itself.