Britain's Queen Elizabeth II -- with her husband Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh -- travels to her coronation ceremony in London on June 2, 1953. She ascended to the throne a year earlier, when her father died of lung cancer in February 1952. She was 25 at the time.
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Londoners hold a street party to celebrate the Queen's coronation.
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These residents of Northampton, England, won a prize for best decorated street in the town.
Crowds wake up to rain after spending all night sleeping in Trafalgar Square before the Queen's coronation.
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Children attend a street party in London's East End.
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The Queen poses inside Buckingham Palace after her coronation.
The Queen's coach passes Piccadilly Circus during the procession.
Choir boys walk through the cloisters of Westminster Abbey.
The Queen's son Prince Charles, accompanied by a nurse, arrives at Westminster Abbey.
Members of the royal family pose for a photo in the throne room of Buckingham Palace.