1. Westminster Abbey
2. Meteorologist Doesn't Know Best!
Elizabeth's coronation date, June 2, 1953, was chosen on the advice of meteorologists because, according to statistical records, it was most likely to have good weather, but it rained.
3. The First Televised Coronation
It was a historic first for the nation, and many of the 27 million people in the U.K. who watched the ceremony (out of a total population of 36 million) bought their first TV set for the momentous occasion.
4. Horse and Carriage
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were driven from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey in the Gold State Coach — pulled by eight gray horses: Cunningham, Tovey, Noah, Tedder, Eisenhower, Snow White, Tipperary and McCreery.
5. Hush Hush
The gown was so top-secret that it was kept in a guarded room while it was being sewn.
6. Dress Rehearsals
7. A Crown Fit for The Queen
8. Is That King Charles or Prince Louis?
9. Prince Philip Remains Prince Consort
Prince Philip was not crowned alongside his bride as wives of kings traditionally are, but he was the first person to pay homage to the queen after the Archbishop of Canterbury, who performed the service.
10. A Small Mistake
Only the Archbishop of Canterbury caught the faux pas.