Why Duchess Kate and the queen both look so gloomy in the royal carriage

Any keen-eyed royal observer will have noticed that Kate Middleton is hardly beaming from ear-to-ear when she finds herself seated in a royal carriage.

While many suspected the Duchess of Cambridge was simply not overly fond of huge public engagements, it turns out she suffers from the same debilitating illness as the Queen herself.

A royal source revealed to The Sunday Mirror that Kate's visible unease is really an attempt to conceal the extreme discomfort she suffers every time she takes a jostling turn in the royal wheels.

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Kate Middleton stuns at the Royal Ascot
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The Duchess of Cambridge during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall look out from a carriage in Windsor Great Park on her way to Royal Ascot horse race meeting in Ascot, England, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)
The Duchess of Cambridge (left) and the Duchess of Cornwall during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
The Duchess of Cambridge attending day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
The Duchess of Cambridge (left) and the Duchess of Cornwall during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
The Duchess of Cambridge (left) and Duchess of Cornwall during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
The Duchess of Cambridge (left) speaks to Zara Tindall whilst attending day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
The Duchess of Cambridge (left) and the Duchess of Cornwall during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge looks out from a carriage in Windsor Great Park on her way to Royal Ascot horse race meeting in Ascot, England, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)
ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 18: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall on day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 18, 2019 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke of Cambridge (left to right) during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
CORRECTING TITLE FROM PRINCESS TO DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE- Britain's Prince William, center, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive on the day one of the annual Royal Ascot horse race meeting in Ascot, England, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
From left, Prince William, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Britain's Prince Charles Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall arrive on the day one of the annual Royal Ascot horse race meeting in Ascot, England, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, right, and Prince William talk with Netherlands' Queen Maxima, second from left, and Netherland's King Willem-Alexander as they arrive on the day one of the annual Royal Ascot horse race meeting in Ascot, England, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
CORRECTING TITLE FROM PRINCESS TO DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE- From left, Britain's Prince William, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Britain's Prince Charles arrive on the day one of the annual Royal Ascot horse race meeting in Ascot, England, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
CORRECTING TITLE FROM PRINCESS TO DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE- Britain's Prince William, center, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive on the day one of the annual Royal Ascot horse race meeting in Ascot, England, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
The Duchess of Cambridge attending day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
The Duchess of Cambridge (left) speaks to Zara Tindall whilst attending day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
The Duchess of Cambridge during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (left), Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, the Duke of Cambridge, the Duchess of Cambridge, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by Jonathan Brady/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge arriving during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 18: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 18, 2019 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge (left) and the Duchess of Cornwall during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (L) and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (R) attend on day one of the Royal Ascot horse racing meet, in Ascot, west of London, on June 18, 2019. - The five-day meeting is one of the highlights of the horse racing calendar. Horse racing has been held at the famous Berkshire course since 1711 and tradition is a hallmark of the meeting. Top hats and tails remain compulsory in parts of the course while a daily procession of horse-drawn carriages brings the Queen to the course. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge (left) and the Duchess of Cornwall arriving by carriage on day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by Jonathan Brady/PA Images via Getty Images)
ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 18: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 18, 2019 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 18: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 18, 2019 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (L) and Zara Phillips (R) attend on day one of the Royal Ascot horse racing meet, in Ascot, west of London, on June 18, 2019. - The five-day meeting is one of the highlights of the horse racing calendar. Horse racing has been held at the famous Berkshire course since 1711 and tradition is a hallmark of the meeting. Top hats and tails remain compulsory in parts of the course while a daily procession of horse-drawn carriages brings the Queen to the course. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
The Duke of Cambridge (left), Queen Elizabeth II, the Duchess of Cambridge, the Duchess of Cornwall, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by Jonathan Brady/PA Images via Getty Images)
King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (left), Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, the Duke of Cambridge, the Duchess of Cambridge, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by Jonathan Brady/PA Images via Getty Images)
King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (left), Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, the Duke of Cambridge, the Duchess of Cambridge, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by Jonathan Brady/PA Images via Getty Images)
ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 18: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 18, 2019 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 18: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 18, 2019 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 18: King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 18, 2019 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (L) and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (R) attend on day one of the Royal Ascot horse racing meet, in Ascot, west of London, on June 18, 2019. - The five-day meeting is one of the highlights of the horse racing calendar. Horse racing has been held at the famous Berkshire course since 1711 and tradition is a hallmark of the meeting. Top hats and tails remain compulsory in parts of the course while a daily procession of horse-drawn carriages brings the Queen to the course. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 18: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall on day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 18, 2019 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 18: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 18, 2019 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
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The Duchess suffers from crippling motion sickness, which is no doubt exacerbated by the movement of the carriage.

"The truth is the Duchess of Cambridge gets very seasick and doesn't enjoy the rocking motion of carriages," the source said, adding the stress of trying to control the illness adds to her pallid expression.

"Worrying she may be ill on such an important occasion as Trooping the Colour added to her stress," they said.

Unfortunately for Kate, there's no way around the horrible journeys, the royal carriage ride is an age old tradition that can't be done away with.

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip through the years
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Princess Elizabeth with her husband Philip, son Charles and daughter Anne. She is the future Queen Elizabeth II of England. (Photo by � Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip at the dedication of a Knights Bachelor temple at the church of St. Bartholomew The Great, London, 10th July 1968. (Photo by George Freston/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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20th November 1947: Princess Elizabeth, and The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace after their wedding. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
POUNDBURY, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attend the unveiling of a statue of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother during a visit to Poundbury on October 27, 2016 in Poundbury, Dorset. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip fly back from a visit to Yorkshire in an Andover of the Queen's Flight, in a photo taken during the filming of the joint ITV-BBC film documentary The Royal Family.
LONDON - JUNE 1: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh chat during the Gulf Parade in London on June 1, 1991. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
LONDON - OCTOBER 20: Queen Elizabeth ll and Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh wear safety glasses during a laser surgery demonstration at the opening of University College Hospital in London on October the 20th 2005. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
1947: H R H Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, on the occasion of their engagement at Buckingham Palace in London. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward waving to the crowds from the balcony at Buckingham Palace, during the Trooping of the Colour. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
1947: Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace shortly before their wedding. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
DUNSTABLE, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 11: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh feed bananas to Donna, a 7 year old Asian Elephant, as they open the new Centre for Elephant Care at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo on April 11, 2017 in Dunstable, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Christmas at Windsor Castle is shown here with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip shown putting finishing touches to Christmas tree, in a photo made recently during the filming of the joint ITV-BBC film documentary, The Royal Family.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 21: Queen Elizabeth ll and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attend the Gulf War Victory Parade in the City of London on June 21, 1991 in London, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
ICELAND - JUNE 25: The Queen And Prince Philip In Iceland. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by Prince Philip, sits in the House of Lords before delivering her speech at the State Opening of Parliament May 14. Prime Minister Tony Blair committed his new Labour Government to a major programme of constitutional reform aimed at making a decisive break with 18 years of Conservative rule. BRITAIN
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip arrive for the start of Royal Ascot on Ladies Day June 17. The Queen, who is a keen racing fan and owner, had a winner with her horse Blueprint on the first day of the meeting. AS
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II stands on the balcony with Prine Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace for the Trooping the Colour ceremony to honour her official birthday June 16, 2001. Trooping the colour has honoured the sovereign's official birthday since the 17th century and dates back to the earliest times of armed conflict, when each leader needed his own flag or colours to stand out clearly amid the smoke and dust of battle which led to regular trooping allowing soldiers to recognise the colours around which they should rally. BR
CANADA - MARCH 08: Royal tour of Australia and New Zealand by the King and Queen with Princess Margaret Rose early next year will be first by the reigning king. Princess Elizabeth shown here with Philip on New Zealand barque in London; will stay at home (Photo by Toronto Star Archives/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) and Prince Philip attend the Sovereign's Parade at Sandhurst Military Academy, in south-east England, 12 April 2006. The Queens' grandson Prince Harry graduated from the elite Sandhurst military academy Wednesday. Officer Cadet H Wales as Prince Harry is known, will train to become a troop commander, in charge of 11 enlisted men and four light tanks -- a job that could soon see him on front-line duty in Iraq or Afghanistan. His grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, who turns 80 on April 21, and father Prince Charles both turned out for the passing-out ceremony where Harry and 218 other officer cadets in crisp blue uniforms, each carrying thin silver swords, received their commissions after 44 weeks of gruelling training. (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/GettyImages)
Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Prince Philip make their way down the aisle of Westminster Abbey, London, on their wedding day, 20th November 1947. Original Publication: Picture Post - 4438 - Royal Wedding - pub. 1947 (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh leaving Westminster Abbey after the annual Maundy Ceremony, 7th April 1966. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip watch the sack race at the annual Braemar Highland Gathering in Braemar, Scotland, Britain September 5, 2015. Queen Elizabeth will become Britain's longest-ever serving monarch on September 9. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
390922 07: Britain''s Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip and Prince Andrew arrive in a carriage June 21, 2001 at Ascot Racecourse in Ascot, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip talk as they watch a calvary display by the elite Cadre Noir riding college in Paris 06 April 2004, on the second day of a three-day state visit to mark the centenary of the Entente Cordiale, the colonial-era promise of cross-channel friendship between Britain and France. AFP PHOTO/POOL/ERIC FEFERBERG (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
The Queen & The Duke Of Edinburgh Attend A Service Of Commemoration To Mark The Bicentenary Of The Abolition Of The Slave Trade Act At Westminster Abbey, London. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attend the Royal Maundy service at Leicester Cathedral on April 13, 2017 in Leicester, England. The Queen & Duke of Edinburgh travelled by car from Leicester station along Humberstone Gate, High Street and Jubilee Square. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attending the Official Ceremonial Welcome for the Colombian State Visit at Horse Guards Parade on November 1, 2016 in London, England. The President of the Republic of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos and his wife Maria Clemencia Rodriguez de Santos are paying their first State Visit to the UK as official guests of Queen Elizabeth. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh greet His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait at a Ceremonial Welcome Windsor Castle on November 27, 2012 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) arrives with Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh (R) at Westminster Abbey in London, for a service to mark the Passing of The World War One Generation, on November 11, 2009. Queen Elizabeth II led Britain in marking Armistice Day on Wednesday -- along with troops on the frontline in Afghanistan -- while commemorating the passing of the World War I generation of soldiers. At 11:00 am (1100 GMT), 91 years since the Great War armistice came into effect, people fell silent for two minutes to remember those who fought and gave their lives in the 1914-1918 conflict. AFP PHOTO/Adrian Dennis (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 18: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburg leave after the State Opening Of Parliament on November 18, 2009 in London, England. Queen Elizabeth II unveiled the Government's legislative programme in a speech delivered from the Throne in The House of Lords. This new session of Parliament will only last until the general election which has to be called by June 3, 2010. (Photo by Toby Melville/WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (R), watch a performance during a visit to re-open the tea clipper Cutty Sark in Greenwich, east London, on April 25, 2012. The Cutty Sark, built in 1869 was one of the last and one of the fastest tea clippers to be built. The Cutty Sark was badly damaged by fire on in May 2007 but after a 50 million GBP (80.6 million USD) restoration project the vessel is restored and will reopen to the public on April 26. AFP PHOTO / POOL / KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH (Photo credit should read KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh bid farewell to President of the Peoples Republic of China, Mr Xi Jinping and his wife, Madame Peng Liyuan at Buckingham Palace on October 22, 2015 in London, England. The President of the Peoples Republic of China, Mr Xi Jinping and his wife, Madame Peng Liyuan, end a State Visit to the United Kingdom as guests of The Queen. They stayed at Buckingham Palace and undertook engagements in London and Manchester. The last state visit paid by a Chinese President to the UK was Hu Jintao in 2005. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LOSSIEMOUTH, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 20: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II pose for a photo during a visit to RAF Lossiemouth on their 67th wedding anniversary on November 20, 2014 in Lossiemouth, Scotland. It was the Queen's first visit to the base since 2003. (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip leave Horseguards Parade after the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony in central London, Britain June 11, 2016. Trooping the Colour is a ceremony to honour Queen Elizabeth's official birthday. The Queen celebrates her 90th birthday this year. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip stand on the balcony of Roemer townhall in Frankfurt, Germany June 25, 2015. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh are on a three day state visit to Germany. REUTERS/Boris Roessler/Pool TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are greeted by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh upon their arrival for lunch at Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain April 22, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP ARRIVE AT A PRIVATE PARTY FOR BRITAIN'S QUEEN ELIZABETH AT THE RITZ HOTEL IN LONDON.
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"Protocol meant she had no choice but to go by state carriage," they explained.

The illness is not unique to Kate however, the Queen is also a sufferer and opened up last year about her own harrowing experiences in the uncomfortable vehicle describing a two hour procession on her coronation day as 'horrible'.

PreviewThe illness is so powerful it's reported that the Queen has even suggested Kate take medication, but the well-known side effect of drowsiness means its an unlikely solution.

Turns out even royalty gets a bit car sick.

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Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953
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Royal Family on Balcony at Buckingham Palace, London, pictured after Coronation, 2nd June 1953. (Photo by Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)
(FILES) Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) accompanied by Prince Philip waves to the crowd, 02 June 1953, after being crowned solemnly at Westminter Abbey in London. Queen Elizabeth II was set Thursday 20 December 2007, to become the oldest monarch, overtaking her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria amid signs the royal family is preparing for life after 81-year-old 'Lillibet'. Victoria died in 1901 aged 81 years and 243 days, and Elizabeth will mark passing the milestone with neither pomp nor ceremony, spending the day as usual with her husband of 60 years, Prince Philip. AFP PHOTO/FILES (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II was the ceremony in which the newly ascended monarch, Elizabeth II, was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ceylon, and Pakistan, as well as taking on the role of Head of the Commonwealth. 2nd June 1953 (Photo by Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)
The royal carriage of Queen Elizabeth II passes along Victoria Embankment on its way to Westminster Abbey, on June 02, 1953, during the ceremony of coronation of the Queen. The Queen was solemnly crowned at Westminster Abbey in London. (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II poses with the royal sceptre 02 June 1953 after being crowned solemnly at Westminter Abbey in London. Elizabeth was proclaimed Queen in 1952 at age 25. (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)
Queen's Guards marching along Pall Mall as part of Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation procession, London, 2nd June 1953. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II walks to the Royal Enclosure during the Coronation Cup match between England and Argentina at Cowdray Park, UK, accompanied by Weetman Pearson, Lord Cowdray (1910 - 1995, right), 21st June 1953. Following them is the Duke of Edinburgh (left). She presented the cup to Argentina after they won the match 7-6. (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Picture taken on June 2, 1953 at London showing a moment of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey. (Photo by - / CENTRAL PRESS PHOTO LTD / AFP) (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
The Band and Corps of Drums of the Welsh and Irish Guards march down Northumberland Avenue ahead of the gold state coach carrying the Queen to Westminster Abbey for her coronation 2nd June 1952. (Photo by Staff/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen's coach passing through Admiralty Arch on the way to Westminster Abbey before the ceremony. 2nd June 1953. (Photo by Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)
The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II was the ceremony in which the newly ascended monarch, Elizabeth II, was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ceylon, and Pakistan, as well as taking on the role of Head of the Commonwealth. (Picture) Bishops paying homage to the Queen. 2nd June 1953 (Photo by Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)
Winston Churchill gives his two finger salute to the crowds from the lead carriage of the Procession of Prime Ministers during the journey from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The procession escorted by IVth Queens Own Hussars 2nd June 1952 (Photo by Reveille/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)
Royal Family on Balcony at Buckingham Palace, London, pictured after Coronation, 2nd June 1953. (Photo by Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)
The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Lord Gifford leaving for Westminster Abbey with his wife. 2nd June 1953. (Photo by Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)
The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Soldiers of the Cameroon army marching towards Hyde Park Corner during the procession. 2nd June 1953. (Photo by Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)
The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Peers outisde Westminster Abbey, assisted by boy scouts. 2nd June 1953. (Photo by Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)
Families get together at the Stockingford Liberal Club to celebrate the Queen's coronation. Many of the party hats were give aways with Brooke Bond Tea. 2nd June 1953 (Photo by Coventry Telegraph Archive/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth Coronation 2nd June 1953. Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh on her way to Westminster Abbey, the procession passed King Charles Statue. (Photo by Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)
The Queens Coronation at Westminster Abbey 2nd June 1953. (Photo by Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)
Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Prince Charles and Princess Anne watch from Buckingham Palace. 2nd June 1953. (Photo by Syndication/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)
Soldiers and sailors sleep on the pavement outside Buckingham Palace as they wait to see the Queen on her Coronation, London, 2nd June 1953. Original Publication : Picture Post 6537 - The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth - pub. 13th June 1953 (Photo by George Konig/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Residents dancing at a party to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, held in Morpeth Street in London's East End, 2nd June 1953. Original publication: Picture Post - 6542 - Cockneys' Own Party - pub. 13th June 1953 (Photo by John Chillingworth/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
TODAY -- "The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II" -- Pictured: (l-r) NBC News' H. V. Kaltenborn, Frank Blair covering the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953 -- (Photo by: NBC News/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (2nd L), accompanied by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (C), Prince Charles (3rd L), Princess Anne (C), Queen mother Elizabeth (3rd R) and Princess Margaret appears on a balcony of Buckingham Palace, on Coronation day, on June 02, 1953 in London. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II (centre, left) and members of the royal family watching an RAF fly-past from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Queen's Coronation ceremony, London, 2nd June 1953. Next to the Queen are (left to right): Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and the Queen Mother (1900 - 2002). (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
NBC NEWS -- "The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II" -- Pictured: NBC News' George Hicks reporting from Trafalgar Square while covering the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953 in London, England -- (Photo by: NBC News/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NBC NEWS -- "The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II" -- Pictured: Engineers and technicians covering the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953 in London, England -- (Photo by: NBC News/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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