Elizabeth was 11 when her father was crowned in 1937
And was became Queen in 1952 on the death of her father, and crowned in 1953 at Westminster Abbey
Because of the coronavirus the Queen has cancelled, for the first time in her 68 year reign, the cannon salute giver Her Majesty for her birthday
Here is a link to a YouTube video of a previous birthday gun salute:
This is an original program or programme from the 1953 cotonation, including wonderful photos and a procession map as well as order of service in the Abbey
The first official photo of the Queen taken in 1952 by photographer Dorothy Wilder...
So... wishing Her Majesty Happy 94th Birthday!
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