From the Monitor Archives: Elizabeth II is crowned queen

September 9, 2015 7:19 PM

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From the Monitor Archives: Elizabeth II is crowned queen

Today the queen became Britain's longest reigning monarch, surpassing Queen Victoria. The Monitor was there when she was coronated amid much pomp and circumstance in June 1953.

Westminster Abbey, England — Queen Elizabeth II today set the record for Britain's longest ruling monarch, surpassing her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria's 63 years, 7 months, and 2 days. Elizabeth has been England's monarch since the death of her father, George VI, on Feb. 6, 1952, but she w...

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