QEII CORONATION ORB & SCEPTRE 2018 – FRACTIONAL SOVEREIGN SET OF 3
2nd June 2018 will be 65 years to the day that the longest reigning monarch, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, was Crowned at Westminster Abbey.
On the day in 1953 approximately three million spectators lined the streets of London, some having camped overnight, to catch a glimpse of the new monarch.
Seated in King Edward’s chair, Elizabeth took the Coronation Oath as administered by the Archbishop of Canterbury. In the oath, the Queen swore to govern each of her countries according to their respective laws and customs.
Wearing the Imperial State Crown and holding the Sceptre with the Cross and the Orb, Elizabeth left Westminster Abbey and was transported back to Buckingham Palace where she appeared on the balcony of the Centre Room before a gathered crowd as a fly past went overhead.