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Sixty years after she was crowned, Queen Elizabeth II will return to Westminster Abbey in London for a service of celebration.

Her Majesty will be joined by close family members along with 2,000 guests.

Prince Philip, now aged 92, is said to be determined to attend, despite being too ill for an event on Monday evening.

Earlier, a 62-round Royal salute was fired near the Tower of London. The Honourable Artillery Company is the British Army’s oldest regiment.

Millions of Britons gathered round brand new black-and-white television sets to watch the coronation in Westminster Abbey in June 1953.

Elizabeth II is now edging towards Queen Victoria’s record as Britain’s longest-serving monarch. Victoria died in 1901 after 63 years and seven months on the throne.