A Formal Affair In 1953
When you compare this photo with the next, you’ll easily be able to see what we’ve been saying, which is that the coronation in 1953 was a much more formal affair compared to the one in 2023. In this photo, you can see the royals standing on the balcony, waving to the crowd. But their body language is a bit stiff, and their expressions solemn. They’re taking the formalities of the event very seriously, and almost appear unapproachable, as royals typically have throughout history.