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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd April 1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London
23rd April 1925 1st London performance of operetta Fasquita staged
23rd April 1881 Gilbert and Sullivan's opera Patience produced in London
23rd April 1775 Artist J.M.W. Turner was born in Covent Garden, London.
23rd April 1705 Richard Steele's Tender Husband, premieres in London
23rd April 1702 The Coronation of Anne I in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1685 The Coronation of James II (and VII of Scotland) in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1661 English king Charles II crowned in London
23rd April 1661 The Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey.
A Right Royal Guest List
Queen Caroline - refused entry to her own Coronation.
Location: Westminster Abbey, SW1Y
Description: Who'd have thought...a Royal being refused entry to a special occasion - Harry and Wills wouldn't live it down!
That said, Queen Caroline, wife of George IV, was indeed refused entry to Westminster Abbey in 1727 to attend what should have been her own Coronation!
The mortified Queen died of a bowel obstruction three weeks later...so much for the Church being all things good hey!
Tagged in this Tour: Royal Tour