Abbey service for royal celebration

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THE 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation is to be marked by a service of celebration at Westminster Abbey.

The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the Royal Family will attend the event, which is likely to attract thousands to the streets of London. The service is expected to be one of the major highlights of this year’s coronation celebrations along with a four-day festival in Buckingham Palace Gardens in July.

Buckingham Palace said the service will take place on Tuesday, 4 June, a few days after the 60th anniversary of the coronation, followed by a lunch. The Queen acceded to the throne on 6 February, 1952, when her father, George VI, died unexpectedly in his sleep at Sandringham in Norfolk.