Friday, October 3, 2014
Elizabeth is wearing the new-made armills as she waves from the Palace balcony after the elaborate ceremonies were concluded on June 2nd, 1953.
Prince Charles and Princess Anne were little children at that time. Charles appears to be examining the armill in the picuture above. Someone had photographed him inside the Abbey earlier in the day standing between his grandmother and his aunt and doing his best to endure the endless rituals that held the adults enthralled.
In the stand-up portrait of the extended royal family in the aftermath (below) Elizabeth looks relieved and happy, still wearing the new armills.