Queen Elizabeth II of England, celebrated with his family and 2 000 guests one more year of her coronation with a commemorative mass at the Westminster Abbey, where the original ceremony was held in 1953.
After the death of her father, King George VI, Elizabeth II ascended to the throne on February 6, 1952, at the age of 25. However, mourning postponed for 16 months the ancient ritual of the coronation. Finally Elizabeth was crowned on June 2, 1953.
The 87 year-old queen, sat on a throne in the front row next to her husband, Prince Philip, 91, despite not being in good physical condition. She was accompanied by her four children and grandchildren.
After the mass, the Queen with her family and guests held a private lunch. The sixtieth anniversary celebrations will continue throughout July with a four-day festival in the gardens of Buckingham Palace, which will include music, theater, dance and cuisine.