Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth 2 60 Years Ago Today- Televsion's First Mega-Event

Broadcast Live on Televsion - In Glorious Black and White

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth 2 of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and 13 other nations of which she is head of state happened 60 years ago today, in 1953, at Westminster Abbey, in London.
The television broadcast. live in the United Kingdom and Europe, and delayed by air courier for a few hours around the world (there was no satellite transmission back then,  was the first international television mega-event. Millions of people saw the event live, in Europe, and on a delayed basis around the world. It was the Queen herself who insisted that the event be shown live on television despite the opposition of more senior members of her government and, most notably, the Primate of the Church of England, the Archbishop of Canterbury.

To find out more:

A documentary on the television broadcast:

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