A coronation is a ceremony marking the formal investiture of a monarch with regal power. Here are 50 little known facts about that remarkable day on 2 June 1. Her Majesty was the thirty-ninth Sovereign to be crowned at Westminster Abbey. The first was Queen Mary Iwho was crowned on 1 October,
They joined thousands of people at the annual Braemar gathering, which is held on the first Saturday of September and was first attended by Queen Victoria in Her Majesty, who was dressed in a purple outfit and matching hat, seemed in good spirits as she joked with her son, who wore a flower of the same colour in his button-hole.
This year attractions include a hill race, pipe bands and traditional Highland dancing. Teams from Her Majesty's Forces fought in a tug-of-war championship and in the Services medley relay race, while international athletes competed against each other in the Scottish countryside.
Funds from this year's event will go towards helping residents who were affected when the River Dee burst its banks in December. Tug-of-war competitors compete at the annual gathering Credit: Getty Images The plans are part of the Prince's own flood recovery efforts in the village, which was devastated during Storm Frank when the River Dee overflowed at Ballater Golf Club.
More than homes and 60 businesses were left in ruins after the waters rushed through Ballater on December 30 last year. Follow The Telegraph.