Queen Elizabeth II
came to the throne on
6 February, 1952
was crowned on
2 June 1953.
What Happened Today 60 years ago?
King George VI passes away his sleep, age 52.
His daughter Elizabeth, at the age of 25 becomes Queen.
Eulogy to King George VI Read By Winston Churchill on February 7th, 1952
The Queens Message to Her Loyal Subjects
“In this special year, as I dedicate myself anew to your service, I hope that we will all be reminded of the power of togetherness and the convening strength of family, friendship and good neighbourliness, examples of which I have been fortunate to see throughout my reign and which my family and I look forward to seeing in many forms as we travel throughout the United Kingdom and the wider Commonwealth.”
Check Out Andrew Marr’s 3-Part Documentary Produced by BBC One:
The Diamond Queen