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Watch the King’s Coronation side by side with his mother’s

On 2 June 1953, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned. Her son King Charles became the second monarch whose coronation was televised nearly 70 years after her.

BBC has collected key moments of each coronation, and arranged them side by side.

Compare and contrast the two historical days.

Video by Ian Casey


BBC iPlayer allows you to watch highlights of the Coronation.

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