The Crown: Coronation History Fun Facts

  • Westminster Abbey has been the setting for every Coronation since 1066. Queen Elizabeth II was crowned on 2 June, 1953 in Westminster Abbey.
  • Elizabeth succeeded the throne while abroad. On February 6, 1952—the day her father, King George VI, died—Queen Elizabeth II was in Kenya. She became the first sovereign in over 200 years to accede to the throne while abroad.
  • The Coronation service used for Queen Elizabeth II mimicked that of King Edgar at Bath in 973. The original 14th century order of service was written in Latin and was used until the Coronation of Elizabeth I.
  • The Archbishop of Canterbury conducted the service, a duty which has been undertaken since the Conquest in 1066.



The Crown: Music from the Coronation
Sunday, March 3, 2019
7:00 pm | Sanctuary

Celebrate the 66th anniversary of the coronation Queen Elizabeth II! The PRUMC Chancel Choir, Georgia Boy Choir, Orchestra, and Great Organ will perform highlights from this historic occasion.

Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
3180 Peachtree Road, NE | Atlanta, Georgia 30305
404.266.2373 |

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