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Queen Elizabeth II on the Ride to the Coronation

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Queen Elizabeth II on the Ride to the Coronation

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On June 2, 1953, Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II set out for Westminster Abbey for the Coronation. Hear Her Majesty describe the uncomfortable miles-long ride in a golden four-ton coach.

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The 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II marked the moment when she was formally recognized as England's new sovereign in front of God and her subjects. Three hundred million people tuned in, making it the most watched event in history. Now, for the first time, Her Majesty shares memories of the ceremony. Join us as we unlock a thousand years of coronation secrets and provide an unprecedented, up-close look at the legendary Crown Jewels.

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