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The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

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The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

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The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

The black-and-white images of the Queen being crowned are an image many of us will remember for ever as representing what is so great and unique about this country.

John Anderson

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The Coronation is the only ceremony of its kind remaining in the world. It takes place on average only once in a generation, but when it does, it focuses and inspires the nation like no other event. Each generation has to discover the Coronation and its significance for itself. While this ancient ceremony is now technically a British one, its origins are purely English. The symbolism of the Coronation, to which the Crown Jewels are integral, is unsurpassed. Each item of regalia bestowed on the monarch tells its own moving symbolism. The music too is inspiring, including Parry's "I Was Glad" and Handel's "Zadok the Priest". Added to the ceremony itself is a unique state procession. The Coronation is not just the consecration of the monarch, but of the whole of the nation.
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