The Coronation Festival kicks off today in London, England.  In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation, Buckingham Palace will open its gilded gate to welcome VIP guests and, to some events, the public.

Buckingham Palace

From July 11-14, this exciting 4-day event, hosted by Royal Warrant Holders Association, will bring together more than 200 companies who hold Royal Warrant Appointments in celebration of “innovation, excellence and industry through trade and craft.”

Festival attendees may purchase tickets and will be afforded a rare opportunity to explore the lush Gardens of Buckingham Palace.  The Festival will feature a myriad of events, including galas, exhibits and a Catwalk showcasing the very best of British and Royal fashion. 



Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne in 1952 when her father, King George VI died following a long bout with several illnesses including lung cancer.  As Head of the Commonwealth and queen regnant, she reigns over 7 independent countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and Ceylon.

Her coronation took place on June 2, 1953 at Westminster Abbey and was the first to ever be televised. 

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, 1953

Queen Elizabth II’s 60-year reign is the second-longest in British history.  Her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria held the post as British monarch for over 63 years.


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