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Island students to attend Queen's coronation service

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Two students from the Isle of Man will be among the congregation at Westminster Abbey next week for a Service of Celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation.

Hayley Robinson, head girl at Ramsey Grammar School, and Elliott Alexander, head boy at Queen Elizabeth II High School, will be part of an Isle of Man contingent at the special event.

The Queen succeeded King George VI on 6 February 1952, but it was not until nearly 18 months later that she was crowned at Westminster Abbey. The Service of Celebration on Tuesday 4 June will be attended by The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, along with other members of the Royal Family.

As this is the only national celebration of Her Majesty’s coronation, Lieutenant Governor Mr Adam Wood was asked to nominate a small number of guests from the Isle of Man. His Excellency was keen for the youth of the Isle of Man to be represented at Westminster Abbey, and Hayley and Elliott were drawn at random from head boys and head girls at the Island’s secondary schools.

hey will join the Lieutenant Governor and his wife Ms Richardson, His Honour Deemster Doyle and Mrs Doyle and Speaker of the House of Keys Steve Rodan and Mrs Rodan at the service in London. Hayley and Elliott are meeting the Lieutenant Governor on Friday (31 May) to be presented with their travel and admittance documents. 

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