For people my age (52) we’ve only ever known the Queen as the Monarch. Apparently she was pronounced Queen on 6th February 1952, on the death of her father – she was 25. The coronation took place on 2nd June 1953, and it’s this we celebrate today! 69 Years to the day (!!?) I can’t help think in a typically British muddle, we should have either had the celebration on 6th of February or wait until this time next year – but that’s just me!!