Gingrich — The Queen and 13 Presidents

Queen Elizabeth is a truly historic figure. There is something amazing and fascinating about a woman who has served her country at the highest level for 70 years.

by Newt Gingrich

Callista and I were discussing the upcoming 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation. She was 25 years old on Feb. 6, 1952, when her father died unexpectedly while she was in Kenya. A year and four months later, on June 2, 1953, she was coronated at Westminster Abbey with people watching from all over the world through the relatively new medium of television. An estimated 27 million Britons (of a total population of 36 million) watched the coronation.
The ceremony at Westminster Abbey had deep roots. The ritual itself dates back to King Edgar the Peaceful’s coronation at Bath in 973. Queen Elizabeth was the 39th monarch coronated at Westmins …

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