Today we remember how on this day, December 30, 1953, the day before New Year, Her Majesty attended a party organized in her honor in Auckland.

That year Elizabeth was on the throne for nothing at all, only one year.

The image shows a subject bowing his head to the monarch as she heads west.

Queen Elizabeth II / Photo: Associated Press

The 27-year-old Elizabeth II is dressed in an evening dress, a headband and tall white gloves.

On one hand of the queen hangs a small handbag with a short handle, and on her dress is pinned a brooch with stones.

She also has small pearl earrings in her ears and a three-strand pearl necklace around her neck.

All her life, Queen Elizabeth II loved pearls and always wore them with pleasure.

They say she was even buried in her favorite earrings.

Queen Elizabeth II / Photo: Associated Press

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