Submitted by ub on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 16:19

Great Britain is now greater as the British celebrate 60 years since Queen Elizabeth was crowned. The 87 year old monarch witnessed cheering crowds at a service in Westminster Abbey. featuring a priceless crown which has adorned the heads of British monarchs for 350 years.

Decorated with rubies, sapphires and amethysts, this golden St Edward's crown was made for the coronation of Charles II in 1661 and has been used to crown every British monarch ever since.

Across the pond here in the United States, one of her majesty's subjects tells City Island Images he is delighted with his queen. Although Dean Nelson was born in Plymouth, he had made City Island his home for the past 8 years. He says its fantastic and lovely that Queen Elizabeth has managed to continue on the throne all these 60 years and to keep her family as well as the monarchy relevant.

Meanwhile back at center of The United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth returned to the scene of her coronation. When she was 27, she ascended the throne upon her dad's death King George VI.