The Buckingham Palace balcony, Coronation Day 1953.
Among those on the balcony, left to right: Alice, Duchess of Gloucester; Mary, Princess Royal; the coronation maids of honour; Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Princess Anne and Prince Philip; Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret; Princess Marina, Princess Alexandra, Edward, Duke of Kent.
HMS Vanguard photographed at anchor in the Solent for Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation Royal Fleet Review of 1953. Four King George V-class battleships were at the time in a state of preservation, placed in reserve in
June 1950, but only Vanguard remained at sea. She was
a remnant of Nelson’s day, the last descendant of Dreadnought,the last big-gun brawler;undoubtedly she was the most powerful British battleship ever built.
Queen Elizabeth II at her coronation ceremony, 1953.
The Queen is walking in procession down the central aisle of Westminster Abbey at the end of the ceremony. She is wearing the Imperial State Crown and carrying the Sovereign Sceptre with Cross in her right hand, and the Sovereign’s Orb in her left hand.
The Royal family on balcony of Buckingham Palace waving to the cheering crowds on the occasion of Queen Elizabeth II Coronation, 2 June 1953. Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince Philip, Princess Anne falling, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Henry Duke of Gloucester.