King's Coronation: 20 photos from Edinburgh in 1953 in the year of Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation

Let’s travel back 70 years to Edinburgh in 1953, when Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne

As the Coronation of King Charles III takes place, let’s look back on Edinburgh in 1953 in the year of the last coronation, when Queen Elizabeth II was crowned. It was a time when rationing of sweets was brought to an end, Richard Burton appeared as Hamlet at the Edinburgh Festival and the Queen visited the Capital as part of her Coronation tour.