Maid of honour recalls Coronation
3 June 2013 Last updated at 20:24 BST
Two thousand guests are to join the Queen at Westminster Abbey for a special service to mark the 60th anniversary of her Coronation.
Lady Rosemary Muir from Binfield, Berkshire, was one of the Queen's six maids of honour in 1953 and will attend the event.
She said Coronation Day helped "lift the mood" of the nation after World War II.
BBC South Today's Steve Humphrey reports.