Royals to mark 60th anniversary of Queen's coronation

More than 20 members of the Royal Family will gather to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen's coronation today with a religious service at the abbey where she was crowned.

Alongside the Queen will be the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. The Duke of Cambridge and a heavily pregnant Duchess of Cambridge will be among the 2,000-strong congregation at today's celebration in Westminster Abbey in London.

The Duchess of Cambridge will be among the Royals attending the service to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen's coronation. Credit: Press Association

It will be the first time the couple, whose first baby is due next month, has attended a public event at the church since they married there more than two years ago.

A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said the Duke of Edinburgh would still attend, despite withdrawing from an engagement with the Queen last night after becoming "unwell".

Other royals present will include Prince Harry, the Duke of York, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor, the Princess Royal and Zara Phillips and her husband Mike Tindall.

The majestic St Edward's Crown - with which the Queen was crowned - will rest on the High Altar - the first time the heavy, solid gold, jewel encrusted crown has left the Tower of London since the 1953 coronation.