On June 2, 1953, Her Royal Highness The Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, was crowned Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom, in Westminster Abbey, London, England. Her coronation ceremony and parade were the first to be televised, and more than 120 million people tuned in.

 

As queen, Elizabeth II often travels to current and former members of the Commonwealth of Nations, an international organization made up mostly of former British colonies. Many consider her the most-traveled head-of-state in history. 

ceremony
Noun

activities to celebrate or commemorate an event.

commonwealth
Noun

self-governing territory affiliated with the United States, used for Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands.

coronation
Noun

ceremony or act of officially crowning a monarch.

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