Illustrious House of Windsor Prince Philip requested Queen Elizabeths Expresscouk

“After the Queen ascended to the throne in 1952, her husband Prince Philip was made the chair of her coronation commission. The Duke of Norfolk had overall responsibility for the ceremony, but Philip was determined to make his mark. One of the biggest and most controversial decisions he made was to televise the coronation.
Senior royals including the Queen Mother were against the idea, as was Winston Churchill who said: u201cA religious ceremony should not become a theatrical performance.u201d Queen Elizabeth was defiant and insisted that her coronation be broadcast on the BBC in order to make her subjects feel included, regardless of class. Traditionally, attending coronations had been the preserve of royalty and the upper classes of society.
Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in pictures Wed, February 8, 2017 Photographs from the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II which took place on June 2 1953. Play slideshow AFP/Getty Images 1 of 15 Queen Elizabeth II poses with the royal sceptre 02 June 1953 after being crowned
GETTY Queen Elizabeth II was crowned on June 2, 1953
But on June 2, 1953, more than 20 million Britons were invited to watch the ceremony from the comfort of their homes. It was a
ounced earlier in the year that the crowning would be televised, which resulted in a huge boost to television sales, and the erection of new transmitters. Many chose to throw viewing parties in churches, hospitals and festival halls. Originally a compromise was drawn where by cameras would be permitted u201cwest of the organ screenu201d to allow the procession to be filmed.”

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