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The Most Beautiful Royal Gowns Ever Worn

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62. Queen Elizabeth, 1954
When she was coronated in 1953, she became the Head of the Commonwealth and queen regnant (female monarch) of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon. 

One of her many functions as Queen is to attend balls and galas, such as this one in 1954.