Sayyid Amiruddin

Researcher of Political Science & Classical Islam. Initiated by the Khwajagan i-Naqshband.

Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II & the Monarchy of Pakistan

The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II as monarch of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ceylon, and Pakistan took place on 2 June 1953. The Monarchy of Pakistan (the Pakistani monarchy) was the system of government in which a hereditary monarch was the sovereign of the Dominion of Pakistan from 1947 to 1956, when it was abolished.

The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II as monarch of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ceylon, and Pakistan took place on 2 June 1953. The Monarchy of Pakistan (the Pakistani monarchy) was the system of government in which a hereditary monarch was the sovereign of the Dominion of Pakistan from 1947 to 1956, when it was abolished.

The coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as monarch of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ceylon, and Pakistan took place on 2 June 1953.

During her coronation, Queen Elizabeth II’s was seated on the Stone of Jacob, also known as the Coronation Stone, which appears in the Book of Genesis as the stone used as a pillow by the Israelite patriarch Jacob at the place later called Bet-El.

According to legend, Jacob had a vision in his sleep, he then consecrated the stone to God. In 1296 the Stone was captured by Edward I as spoils of war and taken to Westminster Abbey, where it was fitted into a wooden chair, known as King Edward’s Chair, on which most subsequent English sovereigns have been crowned.

The British monarchy are considered the legitimate heir to the ancient Israelites. The Coronation Stone was last used in 1953 for the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Monarchy of Pakistan

The Monarchy of Pakistan (the Pakistani monarchy) was the system of government in which a hereditary monarch was the sovereign of the Dominion of Pakistan from 1947 to 1956. Pakistan shared the Sovereign with a number of Commonwealth realms. The Monarch’s constitutional roles were mostly delegated to the Governor-General of Pakistan. The Royal succession was governed by the English Act of Settlement of 1701.

The monarchy was abolished in 23 March 1956, when Pakistan became a republic within the Commonwealth. Pakistan left the Commonwealth in 1972 over the issue of former East Pakistan province becoming independent but rejoined in 1989, then suspended from the Commonwealth twice: first 18 October 1999 to 22 May 2004 and 22 November 2007 to 22 May 2008.

The Monarchy of Pakistan was created by the Indian Independence Act 1947 which divided British India into the independent sovereign constitutional monarchies of India and Pakistan. Before 1947, Pakistan was part of the non-independent British India in right of which the Monarch of the United Kingdom was styled Emperor of India. Pakistan adopted a new constitution in 1956 which abolished the monarchy.

Pakistan had two monarchs, King George VI (d.1952) and Queen Elizabeth II (b.1926), Daughter of George VI.

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