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27

Apr

houseofwindsor:

Princess Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh visit Pope Pius XII, 1951.

02

Aug

historyofthemonarchy:

CORONATION

The coronation of a monarch is the ceremony of tradition, colour and power. It is also a solemn and religious day.

The act of coronation has remained the same for hundreds of years and dates back to the first kings and queens of England. For the last 900 years coronations have taken place at London’s Westminster Abbey (location of many official royal events such as the recent royal wedding of Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton). The coronation service has (nearly) always been conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury since the Normon Conquest in 1066.

Traditionally the date of coronation is not the date that the monarch accended to the throne as there is typically a period of mourning and also an intense amount of preperation. 

During a coronation leaders of parlament, other Commonwealth countries, church and state representatives and leading citizens are present. Today the monarch will undertake an oath to rule according to the word of the law and to exercise power with justice and mercy along with the oath to maintain the Church of England. The monarch is then blessed, and given the crown jewels.

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II was coronated on June 2 1953 after her accession to the throne on February 6 1952. Her husband. If the newly crowned monarch is a Queen then her consort is not crowned; this was the case with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

Video: Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

http://youtu.be/8b5nrCPIw5g

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Jul

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May

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12

May

ifkatecan:

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip on the balcony at Amalienborg Palace with Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik during a visit to Denmark.

ifkatecan:

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip on the balcony at Amalienborg Palace with Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik during a visit to Denmark.

08

Apr

royalstyle:

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich
At the time of his birth the Duke of Edinburgh was formally titled Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, born on June 10, 1921 in Corfu, Greece. He is the United Kingdom’s longest-serving consort and the oldest serving spouse of a reigning British monarch.
Philip’s father was Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark (1882–1944), a younger son of King George I of the Hellenes (originally Prince William of Denmark). His mother was Princess Alice of Battenberg (1885–1969), who was the eldest daughter of Louis Alexander Mountbatten, 1st marquess of Milford Haven, and Princess Victoria of Hesse.

royalstyle:

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich

At the time of his birth the Duke of Edinburgh was formally titled Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, born on June 10, 1921 in Corfu, Greece. He is the United Kingdom’s longest-serving consort and the oldest serving spouse of a reigning British monarch.

Philip’s father was Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark (1882–1944), a younger son of King George I of the Hellenes (originally Prince William of Denmark). His mother was Princess Alice of Battenberg (1885–1969), who was the eldest daughter of Louis Alexander Mountbatten, 1st marquess of Milford Haven, and Princess Victoria of Hesse.

04

Apr

royalwatcher:

Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh host the annual Commonwealth Day Reception at Marlborough House on March 12, 2012 in London, England.

britishroyals:

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke Of Edinburgh attend the official reopening of Kensington Palace on March 15, 2012 in London, England.

Source: Dan Kitwood/ Getty Images. 

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Mar

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