The Queen and other members of the Royal Family attended a service at Westminster Abbey today to mark the 60th anniversary since she was crowned.
ITV News Correspondent Neil Connery reports.
Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation took place on the 2nd June 1953 after her accession to the throne after her father King George VI died aged 56.
An estimated 3 million people braved the rain and lined the streets of London to catch a glimpse of her Queen as she made her way to Westminster Abbey.
Today, the crowds outside the abbey may have been much smaller but their affection for her no less.
In 1953, the Queen arrived for her Coronation accompanied by a large entourage which included six Maids of Honours.
For her 60th anniversary service, she arrived with the Duke of Edinburgh and was welcomed by the Dean of Westminster Abbey John Hall.
There were more than 8000 guests in attendance for the Coronation, while a 2,000 strong congregation attended the anniversary service.
Sixty years on, more than 20 members of the Royal Family gathered to mark the Coronation anniversary.
Alongside the Queen was the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.
Several notable items from the Coronation were placed in the Abbey for the service.
The majestic St Edward's Crown - with which the Queen was crowned - rested on the High Altar.
It was the first time the heavy, solid gold, jewel encrusted crown left the Tower of London since the 1953.
During his address at the service, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby paid tribute to the Queen's "whole-hearted commitment and faithfulness".
The actress Claire Skinner paid homage to the Queen, reading The Throne, written by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy (b 1955).
The crown translates a woman to a Queen - endless gold, circling itself, an O like a well, fathomless, for the years to drown in - history's bride,anointed, blessed, for a crowning.
One head alone can know its weight, on throne, in pageantry, and feel it still, in private space, when it's lifted: not a hollow thing, but a measuring; no halo, treasure, but a valuing; decades and duty.
Time-gifted, the crown is old light, journeying from skulls of kings to living Queen. Its jewels glow, virtues; loyalty's ruby,blood-deep; sapphire's ice resilience; emerald evergreen; the shy pearl, humility. My whole life, whether it be long or short, devoted to your service. Not lightly worn.