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Isle of Man pupils attend Coronation anniversary

Queen Elizabeth II on her Coronation Day
Image caption The Queen swore her Coronation oath on 2 June 1953

Two Manx school pupils were among the congregation at a special service to mark the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

Hayley Robinson from Ramsey and Elliott Alexander from Peel were at Westminster Abbey for the historic event.

The pair were chosen at random from all the head boys and girls at the island's secondary schools.

They accompanied the island's Lieutenant Governor, Adam Wood, in the 2,000-strong congregation in London.

Last year's Diamond Jubilee marked the 60th anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne.

Back then, aged 27, she was the 38th sovereign to be crowned in an abbey that has been conducting Coronation ceremonies since 1066.

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