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The Golden Jubilee 1952-2002


50 years in pictures


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The BBC announces George VI's death
The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
The coronation
The new Queen waves to her subjects from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on her coronation day, 2 June 1953.

The ceremony attracted 500 million television viewers.

Her father, George VI, had died during the winter of the previous year in February 1952.

The long gap between the King's death and Elizabeth's coronation enabled the Queen to start her reign without it being overshadowed by the death of her father.

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