The Wider Image: King Charles' coming coronation stirs memories of queen 70 years ago
Reverend Milton Job, 90, poses for a photograph in London, Britain, April 23, 2023. Job, who moved to the United Kingdom in 1961 from Nigeria and received an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) award from Queen Elizabeth II, was 20 at the time of the Queen's Coronation in 1953, he listened to the broadcast from Her Majesty to the Commonwealth countries ahead of the Crowning on the radio in Nigeria and enjoyed an Empire Day festival amongst his community on the day of the event. "I expected the best, and to me, I wasn't distracted by anything that is negative, although you cannot just do away with some people who have not seen a Black man before," he said. "We were here to study, we were here for a purpose." REUTERS/Hannah McKay SEARCH "MCKAY CORONATION PORTRAITS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.