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Events from History: 12 May 1937

On May 12th, 1937, amidst a world teetering on the brink of another war, King George VI and his wife Elizabeth were crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth and Emperor and Empress of India at Westminster Abbey. The ceremony held special significance as it marked a break from tradition and a moment of national unity.

Originally planned for his elder brother, Edward VIII, the coronation date remained unchanged despite Edward’s abdication just a few months prior. King George VI, a more reluctant monarch, ascended the throne unexpectedly. The coronation served as a public display of stability and a chance to rally the British behind their new King and Queen in a growing global uncertainty.

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