Coronation queen elizabeth. Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation: Here's What Actually Happened on June 2, 1953

256—257. He was made duke of Edinburgh on the eve of the wedding. Elizabeth, being next in line to the throne, took over at just 25 years old, accepting official duties including of Parliament in November 1952. or its affiliates. Range, Matthias 2012. Before the death of George VI made Elizabeth the monarch, he had served in the Royal Navy, when it became clear that she would inherit the throne sooner than expected. The conductor was Sir , who had conducted the orchestra at the previous coronation. By Elizabeth II's coronation, he'd organized , and of George V and George VI.