The Royal Family Celebrates Queen Elizabeth's Coronation Anniversary on Instagram

June 2, 1953 was the day of Queen Elizabeth's coronation, making this year the 66th anniversary of the ceremony. Elizabeth has been monarch a year longer, having officially begun her rule in 1952 after the death of her father. The royal family celebrated Elizabeth's coronation anniversary on Instagram.

Queen Elizabeth Ii And The Duke Of Edinburgh In 1953
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Today marks the 66th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's coronation to the British throne (and the 67th year of her official reign as the monarch of England, which isn't just impressive AF, it's an actual record. Fun fact: Elizabeth became the longest-reigning British monarch in history in 2017 when she passed the record previously held by Queen Victoria, who ruled for 63 years, from 1837 to 1901. George III, the longest-reigning man on the list, comes in third overall with 59 years on the throne—the more you know, right?).

In honor of Elizabeth's long run as literal HBIC, the royal family took to Instagram to celebrate, because that's just what you do in 2019, even if you're the royal family.

Along with a gorgeous picture of Elizabeth beaming on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on the day of her coronation (with her husband, Prince Philip, looking on at her lovingly), the royal family wrote:

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Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke Of Edinburgh And Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge Visit Leicester

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