For some, Queen Elizabeth II's coronation was an exciting occasion in history. But for others, like Prince Charles for example, it was lacking in excitement. The Royal Collection Trust marked the 66th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation on Sunday with a hilarious throwback photo that featured the then four-year-old prince looking rather bored amid the festivities.
“On this day in 1953 The Queen’s coronation took place,” the caption read. “This photograph shows a young Prince Charles standing between his grandmother (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother) and aunt (Princess Margaret).”
In the snap, the Queen, then 27, looks deep in concentration as Charles rests his head on his propped-up hand with a bored looked. The black-and-white image is a near duplicate of a similar shot captured of Charles’s grandson, Prince George, in 2017 as he attended the annual Trooping the Colour parade in honour of the Queen’s birthday.
The Royal Family also celebrated the special anniversary on Instagram with a photo of the Queen smiling as her husband Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, proudly looked on. “The Coronation of The Queen took place #OTD at Westminster Abbey in 1953,” the caption read.
Elizabeth’s coronation was the first to ever be televised and drew 27 million viewers in the UK alone.
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