The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

Available on Prime Video, BBC Select
The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 was a massive challenge. As this BBC Select history documentary illustrates, it was the first royal occasion to be widely televised, creating a clash between figures of tradition, such as Winston Churchill and those who thought the new Queen needed to represent modernization. But could the new monarch cope with the immense pressure of the occasion?

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