National Geographic : 1953 Sep
© National Geographic Society 314 Clad in Simple White, the Queen Awaits Her Hallowing. (Introducing a Series of Remarkable Photographs ofthe Coronation) From anointing to homage, the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE presents highlights of the Coronation ceremonyinhistoric Westminster Abbey. Here, inmantles of azure velvet, Knights of the Garter (left) carry a golden canopy to shield Elizabeth as she is consecrated with holy oil. The Bishop ofDurham and theBishop of Bath and Wells, flanking the chair, support the monarch, a right their predecessors have had at coronations since1189.