Britain's Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Day: Inside Westminster Abbey

Four generations of monarchy gather to celebrate 60 years since the Queen's coronation...


Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (R) greets Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall during a service to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey in London on June 4, 2013.  Queen Elizabeth II marked the 60th anniversary of her coronation with a service at Westminster Abbey filled with references to the rainy day in 1953 when she was crowned.  (AFP)
 

Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (L) shakes hands with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby (R) during a service to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey in London on June 4, 2013.  Queen Elizabeth II marked the 60th anniversary of her coronation with a service at Westminster Abbey filled with references to the rainy day in 1953 when she was crowned.  (AFP)
 

(L-R) Britain's Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, attend a service to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey in London on June 4, 2013.  Queen Elizabeth II marked the 60th anniversary of her coronation with a service at Westminster Abbey filled with references to the rainy day in 1953 when she was crowned.  (AFP)
 

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, speaks to Sophie, Countess of Wessex, in Westminster Abbey in London, on June 4, 2013, during a service to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen marked the 60th anniversary of her coronation on Tuesday with a service at Westminster Abbey filled with references to the rainy day in 1953 when she was crowned. More than 2,000 guests crammed into the abbey for the service, attended by all the senior members of the royal family including Prince William and his heavily pregnant wife Catherine. (AFP)
 

In this file picture taken on June 2, 1953 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and by Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh wave to the crowds from the balcony at Buckingham Palace following the Coronation ceremony in London.  Queen Elizabeth II marked the 60th anniversary of her coronation on June 4, 2013 with a service at Westminster Abbey filled with references to the rainy day in 1953 when she was crowned.  (AFP)
 

In this file picture taken on June 2, 1953 The then Archbishop of Canterbury Geoffrey Fisher presents Britain's Queen Elizabeth II with a sword, prior to the Coronation ceremony in London.  Queen Elizabeth II marked the 60th anniversary of her coronation on June 4, 2013 with a service at Westminster Abbey filled with references to the rainy day in 1953 when she was crowned. (AFP)
 

In this file picture taken on June 2, 1953 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II poses on her Coronation day in London.  Queen Elizabeth II marked the 60th anniversary of her coronation on June 4, 2013 with a service at Westminster Abbey filled with references to the rainy day in 1953 when she was crowned.  (AFP)
 

Britain's Union flag (L) is pictured beside the Canadian flag as members of the public wait outside Westminster Abbey in London, on June 4, 2013, for the start of a service to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Coronation Service. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, now 87, took the throne on February 6, 1952 upon the death of her father king George VI, but to allow for a period of national mourning she was only crowned on June 2, 1953 in London's Westminster Abbey. (AFP)
 

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and members of the Royal family leave Westminster Abbey in London, on June 4, 2013, after attending a service to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Coronation Service. Queen Elizabeth II, now 87, took the throne on February 6, 1952 upon the death of her father king George VI, but to allow for a period of national mourning she was only crowned on June 2, 1953 in London's Westminster Abbey. (AFP)
 

Backdropped by Tower Bridge, members of British Army's Honourable Artillery Company (HAC), the City of London’s Territorial Army regiment, perform a 62-round Royal Salute from Gun Wharf at the Tower of London, in honour of the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Monday, June 3, 2013. (AP)


The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, the ceremonial saluting battery of the Household Division, fires a 41 Gun Royal Salute from Green Park in London in honour of the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Monday, June 3, 2013. (AP)


Britain's Princess Eugenie (L) and Princess Beatrice arrive at Westminster Abbey to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 60th anniversary of her coronation in London June 4, 2013. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II returns to the scene of her coronation on Tuesday to mark a reign that has weathered six decades of social transformation and the end of her country's global empire. (REUTERS)
 

Britain's Queen Elizabeth arrives with Prince Philip (L) at Westminster Abbey to celebrate the 60th anniversary of her coronation in London June 4, 2013. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II returns to the scene of her coronation on Tuesday to mark a reign that has weathered six decades of social transformation and the end of her country's global empire. (REUTERS)

Britain's Prince William (L) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Westminster Abbey to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's coronation in London June 4, 2013. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II returns to the scene of her coronation on Tuesday to mark a reign that has weathered six decades of social transformation and the end of her country's global empire.  (REUTERS)

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